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  1. wow i just loved hearing about Tahiti! It sounds awesome especially the simplicity of life and enjoying nature. It looks beautiful – thank you for sharing this. I think we all need to think about how much time we spend on internet/social media and make sure we are enjoying the creation and people we have in our lives. loved this post.

  2. What a wonderful trip with so many important lessons. So crucial to remember how the little things make a big difference.

    1. Thank you Sheena! Yes, that is so true…At home and everywhere, the little things are where it’s at! 🙂 Aloha

  3. Beautiful! Thanks for sharing. Happy Easter:)

  4. Jody Korte says:

    Your pictures are beautiful. While I didn’t spend much time on Pape’ete I have been to Bora Bora, Moorea and Raiatea. Absolutely stunning and you are so right the people were kind, patient and friendly. That is something hard to find here in New Jersey area. The people in Hawaii were the same when I visited very kind and always patient. This world right now needs more of that for sure. New Zealand is my next stop , can’t wait to see that country. Thankyou for sharing your story.

    1. Thank you Jody! Love that you got to see some of the outer islands of French Polynesia as well. And so happy to hear the people in Hawaii were friendly to you also. I haven’t been to New Jersey, but I have heard people are a bit “tough” to break through. 🙂 (Everyone has a heart somewhere in there though, right?) 🙂 I also dream of seeing New Zealand! Many blessings, thanks for commenting! aloha-

  5. Shelley Mathis says:

    Thanks for the travel report Monica! Loved your story and the pictures.

  6. Wow, the trip sounded and looked amazing. Congratulations on 5th! You must be extremely proud.

    1. Thank you Maria! Yes, it was so much fun! Facing the next Pro Jr. contest this weekend, here at Pipeline! Yikes!! 🙂 Aloha to you and Happy Easter!

  7. What a beautiful post Monica and I can’t wait to go to Tahiti myself 🙂 It has been on my bucket list forever! But I won’t be driving s stick shift for sure ha Ha I have almost forgotten how drove a stick shift!!!!

    Tahiti sounds like a fun place with warm people but you wait till you visit New Zealand! Can’t wait to see you post on that country!

    1. Thank you Shilpi!! I said the same thing until I had no choice but the stick shift, haha! Funny you mention New Zealand, because that is where the World championships are if Luke ever makes it that far in the Pro Jr!! (slight chance he could make it there next January!) First he has to compete at Pipeline this weekend for the next Pro Jr! Much aloha to you and see ya in June! 🙂