Thanks as always...seems the more I write about it, the more everything makes sense!
Way I see it, this could be really fun, worldly and exciting (I've checked online and there's lists of essential travel phrases in japanese that I could learn to get by) or it could be over the top.
I think it'd be fun to be the only american on the tour and really throw myself into the mix.....we'll see...
I'm going to 2 different parts of Oahu & will be staying on the big island for 2 nights with friends of friends.
I have skydiving and a luau booked and will be participating in a sailboat race with my friend's sister.
Be careful of the mules crossing the highway, refugees form the old style coffee growers from years gone by and left to fend for themselves.