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No words can describe Bora Bora

Bora Bora is the island dreams are made of. It was perfect. Everything you see in the magazines is what you get. There really is a place where little bungalows sit about turquoise colored water, a place where the sunrise and sunset, stars and moon, are so loud you can’t help but watch the scenes … [Read more...]

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Much to do on Huahine

We hired an archaeologist to take us around to learn about the ruins and pre-contact culture. We visited a site at Maeve (primarily documented by Dr. Yosihiko H. Sinoto), one of the largest collections of ruins in the South Pacific. We were able to see some of the marae* (alters) and put early … [Read more...]

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Baguette boxes and butter

The pace slowed way down, and we all adjusted accordingly. The sunsets were absolutely amazing, as were the sunrises. I made sure I got up every day to enjoy these special gifts. Usually this meant getting up at 4 a.m.   The first couple days of the trip, we all got sucked into drinking … [Read more...]

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A toast to dinner, even if we don’t know what we just ordered

We all met in LA over a period of 24 hours. The group consisted of Ryan and Tate, a younger couple from Portland, Marla – also from Portland, myself, and Bonita from Austin. Marla, Bonita, and I go back decades, but this was really the first time I have spent any time around the “boys.” I have … [Read more...]

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Blogging in French… umm where was that log-in button?

So I wanted to get a quick blog up before we left the island of Huahine, French Polynesia, and the damn blogger interface is in French! I am currently trying to recall where the buttons are on the interface.; it is interesting. Tonight I will fiddle with the dashboard. Basically, we are … [Read more...]

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Paradise

A different kind of adventure! Years ago a seed was planted for a getaway with friends to celebrate the milestone of 50. Now, I’m not yet at that milestone, but two of the three have crossed to the other side. The getaway destination, complements of Marla, was set for French Polynesia.  (Fast … [Read more...]