We wanted to mention that we really enjoyed staying at the Kauai Marriott Hotel. The hotel property is really beautiful. We really enjoyed the rooms as it was very spacious, had air-conditioning, and had a mini-refrigerator to store our drinks and food.
There was some general dancing before the next performances that was great since it gave me a chance to change from my darker blue gown to my lighter blue gown for our next performance.
All the performers did very well and we wish you could have been there to see and experience all the wonderful performances and be part of all the excitement.
The Mayor was celebrating his birthday that evening so he arrived after the performances and as I had mentioned earlier, he sang some songs that everyone danced to and gave a special presentation. He stayed and talked to everyone and there was also a photo opportunity with him. He is a very, very big man but very, very nice and friendly. He remembered us (Richard & me) from all the years we've attended the ball.
Besides general dancing, there was also some line dancing and just about everyone got on the floor to dance. We even did the wobble and wild wild west. Everyone from Honolulu can tell you that they had a great time and that they would want to attend next year's ball if they can.
We have been attending their anniversary ball for 9 years and they have always made us feel very special and welcome. We always look forward to attending their anniversary ball and we invite all of you to attend next year's ball with us.
This year there were 23 people from Honolulu that attended the ball. Thank you to the Ladertas for inviting their friends to this ball that we all appreciated. Here are the names of the Honolulu people that attended the ball:
Dr. Paul & Marie Laderta and Connie Laderta (Paul's mom)
Fel Padilla & Elvie
Edward Nishimura & Maggie Deng
Tito Magsanoc & Hae Yun
Ed Brion & Remy
Candido & Yvonne Cuan Jorge
Rodney Lee & Shirley Zhuang
Carlos & Chiye Higashide
Larry Arinaga & Candace Yap
Richard & Lynn Nakamura