|Ready for vacation|
Maybe we are getting too old for this traveling stuff - no way.
|Lots of sugar cane|
The first day, we hired a cab to drive us to Labasa ($90FJ).
It was a pretty drive over the mountains and thru the Waisali Rainforest.
Plus lots of sugar cane fields and trucks heading to the mill.
|In Labasa - nice place to stay|
We spent one night at the Grand Eastern Hotel. A very nice hotel with a great restaurant. We wandered around the markets and did a little exploring.
|Uh Oh - the Small Plane!|
Next time, we want to check out the sugar mill - it is supposed to be a great tour.
The next day, we hopped the small plane to Nadi. Pretty view from 10,000 feet.
We had reservations at Jetset Accommodations, but there was a flaw in our plan.
They decided to close down for a month for renovations. Uh Oh!
|Sweet Sue and Owen|
We were checking out other options - like the Beach Villas.
It was so rundown - yikes.
Fortunately, our friends Sue and Andrew insisted we stay the night with them in their lovely home - we are thankful that we did. Thanks, Sue and Andrew - we owe you!
|Beautiful Cici and Owen|
|Eeewww - a big snail|
Then down to Port Denarau just in time to catch up with a lot of our friends and hang out at one of our favorite places - Cardo's.
|Love these orchids|
Time to catch our 11 hour flight from Nadi to Los Angeles. Fortunately, we slept most of the way!
|In LA - had to try it|
Once we landed, we rented a car for 4 hours and drove to El Segunda in search of cold beer and great burgers!
|Tavern on Main - El Segundo|
We found them both at the Tavern on Main, plus lots of TV's.
Our kind of place and so much better than hanging around the airport!
Then a flight to Seattle and another one to Pasco.
Arriving (finally) after midnight. We were very happy to see that Brother Phil was waiting for us.
|Relaxing in Pasco - finally!|
Plus, family and friends we haven't seen for awhile - of course.
We have been busy getting ready for the family "event" next week.
And, friends have invited us to join them at their house on Lake Roosevelt this weekend. How fun!