Friday, February 24, 2012

The Grand Hyatt Luau

Last night we went to the Grand Hyatt Luau with the Walkup family!  It was great to see some familiar faces :)

When we arrived we were surprised to see that it was going to be held inside the hotel ballroom instead of outdoors.  They explained that there was a chance of rain and they would rather be safe than sorry.  As soon as we walked into the room we were handed a mai-tai...not a bad way to start the night!  A presenter came on stage and explained some background into Hawaiian culture and history.  Then it was time for dinner.  They had an awesome buffet set up with more food than you can imagine... fresh fruit, vegetables, lomi lomi salmon, poi, kalua pig, lau lau, steak, chicken, and more!  As we finished dinner we got to enjoy a dance performance.  There was a series of short dances performed in different styles including both types of hula, maori, and fire dancing as the finale!  We had a wonderful time, it definitely would give visitors a nice introduction into Hawaiian food, music, and dance.

- Emilie and Cory

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