New Year's Eve
December 31, 2001





Buffet dinner at the Westin













We had New Year's Eve dinner at the Westin Hotel.  (That's an ice sculpture behind Rosie.)  The buffet had the most numerous choices we have ever seen, including lobster tails, crab legs, crab cakes, shrimp, oysters, calimari, cioppino, salmon, wontons, duck, lamb chops, chicken, prime rib, pork, sushi, summer rolls, rice, potatoes, corn on the cob, spinach, chard, beans, large salad bar, ice cream, pecan pie, banana cream pie, cheesecake, chocolates, and more!







But Rosie thought it was best to start her dinner with the chocolate mousse














After dinner, we went dancing at the same hotel










But the music wasn't our style, so we took our hats and noisemakers and went for a walk on Kaanapali Beach










To our surprise, many people were setting off small fireworks displays on the beach.  Each one was about 10 feet tall and lasted about 3 minutes.  Several were always going on at once.











At midnight, there was a huge fireworks display.  It only lasted ten minutes, but it was spectacular.












We have never been this close to fireworks.  We stood on the beach, just 100 feet from where the fireworks were being launched into the air.



Hou'oli Makahiki Hou
(Hawaiian for Happy New Year)







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