the Polynesian Cultural Center.
Vacation is wonderful. If you've been following this blog for long, you might have noticed I took a long vacation from writing over the past month. The climax of the holiday season for us ended last week after a trip to Ohau, Chris's birthplace and home for 18 years. What a place to eat fresh and local! They grow chocolate and coffee, and with these indulgences Chris and I could potentially eat a 100% local diet living there.
- "In America you work hard, so you can make money, so you can go to the store, so you can buy the food you want. In Samoa, we do it simpler, we go straight to the food."
- "In Samoa men cook, in Japan women cook, in China both men or women cook, in America, you order food...either take out or delivery."
May I point out - the days are getting longer. And that means gardening, farmers' markets and fresh foods are coming again soon (depending on what your definition of "soon" is anyway - this frame of mind makes me hopeful.) So, be encouraged as it takes longer and longer for the sun to set my friends.