One of my favorite things about living here is being exposed to all the
various cultural events and activities.
My first Coconut Festival...
the coconuts--the stars of the festival
Of course there was a Coconut Cream Pie eating contest
a pie in the face
Kap Te`o Taifiti
Kap weaving a basket
he made fire in like 20 seconds....I want him on my deserted island!!
throwing knives with fire!!
Preparing to climb a 40 ft coconut tree.
Nice view from up there (so he said:)
Here's a few coconut facts
Coconut trees produce fruit for 75 years and can produce 50 coconuts a year
the Hawaiian word for coconut is "Nui"
Early Spanish explorers called it coco, which means 'monkey face" because of the 3 indentations
(eyes) on the hairy nut resembles the head and face of a monkey.
Want to welcome Miss Melinda from Texas--my 100th follower!!
and of course many thanks to all my followers, you guys keep me blogging.