Christmas here was merry, but it wasn't very bright. Skies were overcast with a few drizzles here and there. I took my longboard and my bike and headed to the beach. Waves were small, but I was grateful there was something to ride. After a short surf sesh, I traded the board for the bike. A took a short ride around Ala Moana beach park and snapped some pics of what it looked like at the beach on Christmas day. A little overcast, but we're grateful, and as Marilyn said "lucky we live Hawaii."
Christmas day @ Ala Moana beach park
Checking out the reef at low tide and some stand up paddle boarding on Christmas @ the beach
The Hilton Hawaiian Village lagoon
Getting ready for the friday night fireworks put on by the Hilton
Ala Wai canal
That's where the canal empties
The weather the day after Christmas would have been picture perfect ON Christmas. I met some friends at the same beach park for a potluck style gathering. Surf was small but the weather couldn't have been better. What always makes these gatherings nothing less than awesome are the good food and the good people. "Just bring whatever" is the motto to follow with food. "Just bring whoever" is the motto to follow with friends. The menu that day included (just to name a few I remember): Costco pizza, grilled steak, smoked meat, pork rinds, pulled pork, salad, chinese noodles, grilled chicken, cubed raw Ahi called "Poke" (po-kay), potato chips, hummus, oh and of course some adult beverages. So as you can see, it's a free for all that makes for good times. After I conquered my appetite I met my friend Ryan, who is currently building his own fixed gear bike. He had to bring out the road bike this time. We met up at the beach park and rode around town. We were going to mash it down the main road that goes through Waikiki, but there was too much traffic. Headed to a local bike shop to pick up some lights for Ryan's bike. Next to the bike shop is a Porsche dealership that we walked around to admire the $80,000+ cars. Stopped by Fresh Cafe for a snack and found out there was an art show that night. The guy who does Linkin Park's artwork was showcasing his work. Unfortunately I didn't make it back for the show. I hope everyone had a nice Christmas and I wish everyone a happy new year coming up.
Day after Christmas potluck
This Porsche is $120,000. That bike is Bad Ass
Porsche back lot
Back of Fresh Cafe
Getting ready for the art show