|Flower arrangement (live plants) in the lobby of our hotel in Hawaii was amazing.|
We rented a car for just Saturday to go to the temple and the North Shore. Sunday would be just church. Monday was for shopping, and Tuesday morning we needed to go to the airport, for which we could take a shuttle. Because it cost $20/day just to park at the hotel, we figured anything we couldn't walk to we could take a bus or a taxi. It worked just fine.
|An outrigger canoe in the lobby.|
|A deptiction of scenes of island life posed questions about life for discussion.|
|Entering BYU-H campus, you see flags of all the countries from which students come to attend the university.|
Along the North Shore, there are lots of stands that serve shrimp. We ate a nice little meal here for about $9 each. We had a choice of several types of preparation, including coconut, curry, etc. It was very good.
The Honolulu Stake center is in the city, but you don't feel like it because of the beautiful landscaping and long pool in front. When we went in to go to church, we found a man playing a huge pipe organ with real style. After the meeting, the wife came up and called us by name. They were Bro. & Sister Anderson, who used to be in the Caldwell 10th Ward with us. Judy had served in the YW with her. They moved to Hawaii with her husband's job a few years ago.
You can see a high-rise on the right where office workers for the Hawaii mission live. Their office and a distribution center are in the building to the left of the pool.
|This is the view from the missionaries' apartment, looking to the north. You can see the top of the stake center at the lower left of the photo.|
This is the view from the hallway in front of the elevator on the 17th floor.
It was a rejuvenating trip, but we were glad to get back to our assignments in Kiribati, especially since we had to finish learning from the Bonnemorts how to do all the things they had been doing.
Nadi, Fiji aiport
Life in Kiribati is simple, but the people are wonderful.