There are hardly words to describe the way we feel when we do something for the first time. Words such as "awesome, breathtaking, unreal, beautiful, fantastic, and amazing" are just too understated for me to use. So how do I describe my experiences?
In New Zealand there are heart-stopping views pretty much wherever you look. This is atop a mountain...hill rather at sunset. Have you ever noticed how sunsets are the perfect backdrop for any occasion?
Once upon a time there was a hill with a single tree that stood upon it we knew it as "One Tree Hill" a famous band called U2 named one of their albums after it. A few years ago some idiot chopped down the ONE tree that stood on "One Tree Hill" thus making it...no tree hill...the ONE trademark that separated this hill and gave it individuality no longer existed. Now there's a monument in tribute to the country's heritage and ancestry. This is ONE of the views from that hill.
One sunset evening...mind you I wanted to go during the day so we could see the view, but as it is "Samoan time" is set for whenever...meaning...no structure or guilt (if you miss an appointment) no sense of time exists...we decided to go on a hike up Mangere Mtn. with the sun setting (in all it's stunning glory) we walked up the mtn at our leisure (not really...we had a drill srgt. telling me to pick up the pace before the sun went down) enjoying the brisk evening air and the thrilling foliage of Mangere's finest mtn. this is a parital view from half way up.
When I left for NZ I had no intentions of being in another wedding line (3 times a bridesmaid never a bride sort of thing). As it was I was honored to be part of the Krone-Siaki Wedding line...my cousin Shirley and I had a great time...IN THE RAIN...and the humidity!
Each of the bridesmaids wore a different color dress (all the same in make...different in color) Liz (pink), Myself (green), & Toe (blue) were very happy to take our seat in the stretch hummer limo....we roll deep! Hahahaha!