|Cheryl and I spent our 27th Anniversary in the Republic of Tonga! We docked at the city of Nukualofa--and were transferred to the Ohiei Beach Resort where we spent the next 5 hours--enjoying a beautiful beach, drinking cold local beer called Naka, eating a traditional Tongan feast and finally a Tongan Dance show that included fire dancers inside a huge cave named "Hina" that were absolutely amazing! The highligt however, as a by product of the many dance lessons Cheryl has "invited" me to the last several weeks---we did the Tango on the Beach in Tonga for our 27th anniversary! Our fellow travelers got qot a huge kick out our performance! Truly a memory we won't soon forget! Tonga is an amazing island country--actally a series of over 180 islands! They have never been conquered or colonized by another country--a fact that sets them apart from every other South Pacific country! They are extremely proud of this fact! Our anniversary dinner was at the Steak House Prime Seven--amazing by itself--but on this night it was overshadowed by the 2005 Antinori Solaia we had waiting at our table when we arrived! Our room stewardess also had a great time decorating our room for our anniversary--I bet she enjoyed the set up much more than the clean up this am? All is well with us--we set sail for New Zealand tonight!