Memories for Miriam, Alice, Theo, Delia, Tessa
and anyone else who would like to be here
Only one night per year are floats allowed at Miriam and Alice's pool.
Alice took these photos with my camera.
Special shorts and shirts from Crazy Shirts (my favorite shirt store)
Evelyn, Alice, Miriam
Miriam and Alice watching TV in the Condo
On the beach
In the Oriental garden near the Iao Needle
At the sugar museum we got a kid's thing that was like a tour, but we didn't get a prize. There were stamps there, and we had a lot of fun. They showed how sugar was made. It was raining so we didn't go outside. At the end I had some sugar, and I still have some sugar, and it was really really yummy raw sugar.How is sugar made?
Sugar grows in sugar cane fields. It gets sun and oxygen and water, and sugar grows in the canes. They set the canes on fire and then a truck picks them up. The sugar weighs way more than 8 Asian elephants that are full grown. The truck takes the sugar to the factory.
We saw pictures of the steps for making sugar. The first two steps are covered, and they couldn't take pictures. A big blade cuts them all up and gets them into shreds. After they shred it, they squeeze it and put hot water on it. Then they get molasses out of the raw sugar. The molasses is shipped to the mainland for animal feed. The sugar is put in a heater and turned into table sugar. It is put in little brown packs and sent to stores. They might pop up in cafes for the coffee.
There is the factory right beside the museum, across the street. It looks different from a sugar factory. I didn't think it was a sugar factory at first. My sister thought it was a farm.
I learned that the sugar canes were set on fire in the winter.
It was really fun going to the sugar museum. At the end we got a little sample of sugar. My mom thinks it will be really good in yogurt. The sugar there is really yummy. I liked the museum. It was really fun. Outside there was some stuff that they use to make sugar. Chinese and Japanese people came there to help them make sugar.
They had a train bell there because the railroad used to go there. Me and Alice got to ring it two times. It was a really loud bell DINGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG.
We went to a restaurant in front of the harbor.
Here I am waiting to order. I had fish and chips. The fish was called mahi-mahi. I liked it. Except for it was a little hot. If I didn't put too much tartar sauce, I liked it.
I had mint chip and a cookie sandwich at Hula Cookies and Ice Cream. It was really good!
Miriam had some kind of strawberry. She liked it too. My Dad had a really good ice cream. I think he got pineapple and coconut.
-- by Alice
At the Lavender Farm we had lots of fun. First we got some lavender-colored umbrellas because it was raining. Then we went to the gift shop and got treasure lists and went on a treasure hunt. It was fun, except I gave up because we could never find the third stamp. We went and got some lavender lemonade and cookies and sat and talked. It was really fun. Miriam came and gave us our prize which was cookies. Miriam didn't like it but I loved them. Then we went into the gift shop and bought some lip balm. It was really fun. I wish I could go there again.
For more pictures see: Lavender Farm
-- by Alice
"Tower of the Kingdom"
Somebody Else's Sand Castle
Miriam Burying Me
At first we went to the beach that was nearest to our condo. And then we went to a snorkeling beach and we saw a lot of fish and we saw a coral reef. We saw two humu-humu-nuku-nuku-apu-a'as. We made a lot of sand castles and Miriam also buried me in the sand. I kept on moving around.
-- Post by Alice