Monday, June 1, 2009

Day #4 - Monday - Relaxation

The day ended with a wonderful dinner at Jamison's By the Sea restaurant. We were served a delicious meal of fresh catch fish, scallops, shrimp, linguine and vegetables. At a cost of $73.00 it was a memorable experience, on the ocean, romantic dinner, loving company, and it is so fun to come "home" after an evening out and have the valet service open my door and park our car. I sure could get used to this lifestyle! hehe. Goodnight.
It is difficult to explain how close we are to the beach. I took this photo to try to show that it is only a few steps from our condo, past the pools, to the beach and ocean. It was a beautiful morning. We saw a huge school of fish right near the shore.
This is the ocean beach right outside our condo.
I took this picture to try to show and to remember that there are no walls in our hotel. That's right. . . there are pillars holding up the floors and there are walls up in the condo rooms but the lobby, sitting areas, and the main parts of the building has no walls. You walk from the outside to the inside and up open stairs to the check-in desk. You can sit in the lobby and play the piano and there are no walls. It is amazing. You can hear the birds sing, smell the millions of flowers, and hear the waterfalls inside because there are no walls. Notice on the bottom floor there is a bit of glass because there is a store there that sells expensive clothing, etc. But around the corner the glass wall disappears like on the second floor. Notice there is only a railing around the edge, not glass or wall. I'm going to try to get a better picture of it later.
This is one of the hot tubs.
Very powerful waterfall :)!
The batteries went dead on my camera so we don't have photos, but we also saw a torch lighting ceremony that included a Samoan King climbing a coconut tree, a Hawaiian starting the fire by rubbing sticks, the proper way to open a coconut, and a variety of authentic dances. It was a fun filled evening.

Today we are spending the day relaxing. We don't really have many plans except laying on the beach, playing in the pools, and watching the sky.
We also want to tell Kenne to have a very Happy Birthday!


Richelle said...

What a fun time you are having! What a beautiful place!

Heidi and Eric Kowallis said...

Wowy! That place looks and sounds so beautiful. I think that is what the Celestial Kingdom will be like? What do you think?

Thanks for sharing your trip with us:)
p.s. some your pictures look like postcards they are so good!