Welcome to Paradise -- Tahiti
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Everyone got up around 8:30am, and felt pretty good. Now that it was daylight, it was little easier to check out our hotel. The Sheraton is at a great location, has a wonderful pool, but the rooms are dated. We had a nice view from our balcony over the pool and the lagoon. The room was pretty musty, probably from the high humidity here. The air conditioner seemed to help that some.
We had breakfast at the hotel restaurant and it was excellent. Ed and I had eggs bendict made to order. With all the other items on the buffet, I was stuffed!
The natives here speak their own language (Tahitian, which I am told is closely related to Hawaiian and Maori languages) and French -- but not a lot of English, so that made for some interesting interchanges, especially for my parents.
We cleaned up, put on our new Tahitian shirts and went to dinner at the hotel restaurant. We started with cocktails and banana chips at the bar, and then went to a great dinner in the main dining room. I had salmon with mussels and risotto, Mom had Mahi Mahi and Ed had lobster. We had a nice French white wine with our dinner. For dessert, we had a mousse made with Bailey's Irish Creme. Everyone was pretty happy with the meal.
We were in bed and sacked out by 10pm, as we had to catch our flight to New Zealand the next morning. I was glad we were not staying another night as Mom and Dad were not that impressed with Tahiti -- and if I was going to stay longer, I would have wanted to be in one of those huts that is right over the water so I could experience that and do more things in the water. Another time!