3. Get a “tour” from a local Tahitian man who takes us down the road along great-grandma’s old property to tell us stories passed down through the generations. He knew her name and told us what happened to the property over the years… chicken skin! At the end of the road there is a water basin that was built by my husbands ancestors. The bamboo plants on the hill were planted by them too. The old Tahitian man tells us “I dreamt the family would come back to this place”… and put us all in tears.
4. Stop for a picnic in Papeari where the Musée Gauguin is located (complete with background music by Manu Boyd).
5. Put rice and water on stove.
6. Exhausted from the day’s activities… go outside to relax, swim, enjoy another amazing Tahitian sunset…. and of course forget about the rice.
7. Watch Jackson jump from a five foot pier.
Faint smell of burning… auntie investigates… and voila!
Perfectly burnt jasmine rice! (it actually was quite delicious)