From: kc7mar
Sent: Sunday, June 09, 2002 06:52 PM
Subject: Hello From Charisma

Hi Bob, Kevin, Cathy, Dave and Phillip,
We finally arrived in the beautiful island of Tahiti on Thursday. Today is Sunday. We are anchored out at Maeva Beach. Cathy and Dave didn't u stay in the over water bungalows here a few years ago? I tell u what this is not a small town, The traffic causes cultural shock in itself. No way are we going to drive here. 

We have a lot of things to do while we are here. To get propane refilled involves a ride on a truck (that is what they call a bus) to the other end of town, getting on another bus and taking a taxi back. Rather involved.

There is a huge grocery store just a block or so from the marina we park out dingy at, so we are enjoying a lot of fresh food and booze. Had T bone steak last night.

Not much more to write right now, just relaxing today. The swell is causing the boat to rock a bit. Will write more later in the week.

Love, Sonia and Smokey (Mom and Dad)