6AM arrival at our hotel in Papeete, Tahiti, and
 Mike is about to work off some jet lag.  French

Polynesia 2,600 miles south of Hawaii,
WAY in the South Pacific.  Over 130 islands
are spread out over an area the size of Europe,
we plan to visit 6 (Tahiti, Raiatea, Bora Bora,
Ta’haa, Moorea and Rangiroa).  You’re supposed
to pronounce each letter.  Good luck.
Is this a dracena TREE? I used to have a plant
like this in my office, just slightly smaller.
Fresh coconut juice, just what the doctor ordered
for my horrible cough.  And some rum, only for
medicinal purposes.
The local forecast, from
Faaa away…


Local fish special tonight was parrot fish, an
 iridescent blue common snorkel fish .  Almost
too pretty to eat, but it was delicious.
I swear I’m not making
this up.  This dude was