This post practically writes itself. I'll just fill in the blanks. I decided to take along a little sketch book I made, with some threads, to interpret some of what I saw.
In the hotel lobby, while waiting to register for our room, I spotted this lamp. Look at those lines.
All the hotels are on the beach in Fiji, and this area was marked off, Ted said for sharks, I said for jet skiers
I would try to stitch something every day, but quickly got behind.
By the dining room where we had breakfast every morning were these beautiful reed and lily pads.
This woman was with our group, and she was very afraid of the sun. Considering it was in the high 80's, low 90's the whole trip, I think she was probably uncomfortable, and I can only imagine how much space that hat took up in her luggage.
We went on a tour of Fiji with another couple, and our guide took us to a small village where we greeted the village chiefs with Kava ( a mild hallucinogen), which is the traditional offering. They poured the powder in water, mixed it up with their hands, and offered us each some to drink. It taste like mud, and made my tongue go numb. After a few minutes we were all singing You Are My Sunshine. So much fun.
On Isle Le Mare, in New Caledonia, we were taken to see these totems, spread out in a big circle.
Just look at the blues. I don't think I can ever think of blue as one color again.
We were gone 16 wonderful, relaxing days, and saw some incredible sights, but it was equally nice to come home to Thanksgiving with the family.