Picnic table and roof designed and constructed by Mekatoa (Mika) Taito (left) enjoying his first visit to the U.S. The design is based on his popular shelters at the Fu'eroa Kava Bar in Lopta. Others in the photo (from left) include Mika's wife Manao, daughter Makereta (Rigamoto), son-in-law Petero, son Fereti, daughter Fesaitu (Savike), daughter Lia (Lapeka), Aitu Richmond, Paul Ralifo (enrolled at UC Santa Cruz in the PhD. program in chemistry), and son Hiagi

The Taito family: Hiagi, Fereti, Noah Rigamoto (foreground), Fesaitu, Sausehuli Rigamoto, Lia, Mekatoa, Manao, and Selina Rigamoto
The Gibson family: Joel, Mereana ('Emose), Colin, and Jacob