Most of my posts this summer on Twitter & Instagram have had the term holoholo as either the caption or #hashtag.

I’ve had the privilege of hosting out-of-town guests from China (see previous post) and Japan. It’s been a blast! Really, they’re much more than guests, but amazing friends.

This week I got to hang out with Ryan who teaches English in Osaka, Japan. He used to be at a school that I had visited in Kawachinagano back in 2001. He’s here for the Punahou Keiki Kamp. We went to Hanauma Bay & Waikiki Beach. He also attended a service at Inspire Church and visited our small group Bible study.

We also enjoyed good food. Here’s the pad thai from Thai Herb Kitchen on Kapahulu Ave. We also had poke bowls from Pa’ina Cafe and checked out the Eat the Street event in Kaka’ako. It was nice to reconnect with such a great friend.

We also holoholo-ed a bunch with our KS EdTech team this summer. We hiked Diamond Head during our planning retreat.

After work today, we hiked the ridge above our school’s campus. I don’t think I like hiking much, but I sure enjoyed the great company.

Blessed & thankful to live in such a beautiful place with the best of friends. We go holoholo….

Happy Vacation Day

Took a vacation day today (for no special reason.) Decided to hike it around Diamond Head. Parked my truck at Kapiolani Park and slipped on my Nikes (shoelaces untied as usual.)

I started walking along the bike path at Kapiolani Park and then continued up Diamond Head Road.

I passed by a couple of nice beach parks and a few amazing beachfront properties.

Passed by the lighthouse and walked down a steep, paved path to the beach.

Popular surf spot. Walking back up was the toughest part of the entire hike.

The views from the lookouts were pretty spectacular. Someone is also growing a garden up there.

I circled Diamond Head and passed Triangle Park and KCC. I came down Monsarrat Avenue.

I stopped for lunch at South Shore Grill. I had the mix plate with a fish taco, BBQ chicken, and kal-bi ribs. Hit the spot.

Walked around Queen Kapiolani Garden and then back to my truck.

Went home to shower & relax, and then walked over to REAL a Gastropub in the afternoon. Had the duck confit and a nice ale.

It was a great way to spend the day….