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Week 12: Hawaii!

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Mary and I are back in the U.S.A.! It was nice at the currency exchange to finally change back to dollars! Mary and I rented a vacation home on the island of Lana'i. It is a beautiful home, and at $2400 per week, it was a bargan as well.

The beach at Lana'i is great!
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Our rented vacation home.
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It was very nice!

Hawaiians know how to
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throw a party!

I love surfing Hawaii!
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The surf was great!

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Lana'i
The Pineapple Isle
Also called "Hawaii's Most Secluded Island," Lanai was once owned and operated as a pineapple plantation by the Dole Company, Hawaii's primary pineapple producer. The island is now owned by developer Castle & Cooke.

We had a great time at the beach!
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The water felt great.

Island History: In ancient times, local islanders believed Lana'i to be inhabited by bands of cannibalistic, howling demons. Five hundred years after Polynesian colonizers had settled the other Hawaiian islands, Lana'i remained a silent, burning red island. Believing that no many who attempted to spend a night on Lana'i had lived to see dawn, even the fishermen gave the island a wide berth. According to legend, Chief Kaakalaneo of Maui, tried beyond all patience, exiled his rebellious son, Kaululaau, to Maui with instructions to build a fire on the beach if he survived. Rescued by Kaakalaneo and his warriors, Kaululaau later returned with many of those warriors to settle the island whose beauty had so impressed them. Their numbers grew to three thousand

The beach at Maui was great!
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We ferried over to the main isle of Hawaii. There we visited the Arizona memorial and later played around at the beach there. That evening we attended a luau. We drank a little too much, and we really got into the spirit of the party!

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Mary suprised me with her dancing.

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The Arizona Memorial.
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We rented wave runners
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they were a blast in the surf!

The Memorial is built over the top of the sunken USS Arizona. The United States flag flies from the flagpole which is attached to the severed mainmast of the sunken battleship.