Sunday, June 29, 2008

Pacific Farewells- WOW!

Last night we were guests of honor as our many Pacific islander friends presented special cultural songs, dances and chants! The hall was filled with Samoans, Tongans, Cook Islanders, New Zealanders and many other island peoples dressed in their coloful traditional garb. What a sight! We came home from the evening heavy laden with handmade gifts from the islands and extremely thankful hearts. This will be a night we will all remember for a very long time!

During our time here we have been so immersed in the Polynesian/Pacific Island way of life that it hardly seems we've been in what many would think of as traditional 'Aussie' culture. How can we even begin to say thank you for the incredible kindness that has been shown to us throughout this trip!

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