Hula, Roast Pork, and Poi… Oh My!

Yesterday, Carlo and I were finally able to hit the beach again. It was mostly cloudy all morning but there was enough sun for Carlo to actually get some color!

Afterwards we went for a drive up the east coast of Oahu to the Polynesian Culture Center for our Luau! The PCC is one of my all time favorite places to go to in Oahu.

In addition to helping preserve and showcase South Pacific island cultures, the Polynesian Cultural Center is a nonprofit institution founded by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (whose members are sometimes popularly called the Mormons or LDS) and dedicated to helping provide educational opportunities for students at the adjoining Brigham Young University Hawaii. Since the Center opened on October 12, 1963, nearly 17,000 students have financed their studies at BYU-Hawaii by working at PCC— (context take from the PCC website)

I was really happy that Carlo enjoyed the experience and the show. I know he really liked the food since he went back for more! Those students work so hard putting on the night show. Especially on nights like last night were it rained all night long!

Once the show was over, we were told that due to an accident on the Kamehameha Hwy, we were to take the North Shore route to back to Waikiki. I grabbed a brochure when we left, hoping to find a map so we could find our way back. It’s hard enough driving on roads that are unfamiliar but, add the rain, sharp turns, mountains, and the fact that it was at night…..and well, you get the idea!! So, after almost a 2 hour drive, we made it back to the hotel around 11pm.

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