CSS Drop down menu

Please take a look at the top menu here: THe book farm

username and password to access are:

i have added a sample menu item "hi" with two drop downs. Two issues:

1. When you move the mouse off level 1, it quickly disappears.
2. it's getting hidden behin the slider. Z-Index does not seem to help.

CSS for the drop down:

/*dropdown, top menu */
.tabs2 ul li ul {\
  padding: 0;
  position: absolute;
  top: 40px;
  left: 295px;
  width: 150px;  /* controls width of drop down nav items */
  -webkit-box-shadow: none;
  -moz-box-shadow: none;
  box-shadow: none;
  display: none;
  opacity: 0;
  visibility: hidden;
  -webkit-transiton: opacity 0.2s;
  -moz-transition: opacity 0.2s;
  -ms-transition: opacity 0.2s;
  -o-transition: opacity 0.2s;
  -transition: opacity 0.2s;
.tabs2 ul li ul li { 
  background: #555!important; 
  display: block!important; 
  color: #fff!important;
  text-shadow: 0 -1px 0 #000!important;
.tabs2 ul li ul li:hover { background: #666; }
.tabs2 ul li:hover ul {
  display: block;
  opacity: 1;
  visibility: visible;

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I'd like to solve both problems obviously so I can move on to finish the project.

Thank you in advance,
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mcpilot1Author Commented:
addendum to this issue: It appears to be affected only by the jquery slider. I have looked at it on sub pages and it seems to work just fine. It seems it's the slider thats messing up the drop down.
Marco GasiFreelancerCommented:
Sorry, I can't access to your page: login with provided credentials fails.

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Marco GasiFreelancerCommented:
Patrick, can you tell me how my poor comment can be considered as a solution? :-)
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