|My small town's not shabby....it can lead our parade with a cool banner. Hey, I love my little town, have you noticed?|
|Naalehu - pa'u riders representing the island of Oahu. There's one of my friends on the right!|
|Naalehu parade pa'u riders representing the island of Kauai.|
|Naalehu parade flag bearer.|
Our parade this year was traditional......traditional by our standards. The town tow truck, the fire engine, the forest fire truck, the local kids' clubs, the civic club, the local church group, motorcycles, muscle cars, politicians, seniors' organization, Ka'u coffee queen & her court, and the pa'u riders representing each populated island.
|Maui festival...stilt walkers, game shows, food.......and ice cream!|
Yes, we hopped over to Maui for the fireworks. One day was devoted to touring farms to acquire more local farming know-how and buying new taro varieties for our own farm. This trip had been scheduled for the weekend of the 20th, but we were able to move it up to the 4th in order to squeeze in some much appreciated R&R.