It has been a wonderful winter on the Big Island Hawaii. We missed the cold and snow in Seattle. It was ‘cold’ in Hawaii, but that was a perfect temperature for us. We did get some rain, typical is 8″ per year. There were also more than normal wind storms in the Kahalo region where the winds go through the mountain passes. We heard free music several times a week. We also saw a number of Hula shows and contests. Enough that we can better identify good Hula techniques.