“Rye Bread in Japan”

Blessed to hangout with Ryan from Osaka.He used to be at a school that I had visited in Kawachinagano, Japan back in 2001. He’s here with his students to participate in Punahou’s Keiki Kamp. Last year we checked out Hanauma Bay and Waikiki.

This time we got over to the east side to Lanikai Beach, and spent time in Chinatown.

He visited Inspire City Church, our Wednesday night Connect Group, and helped out with our Revive Ministry. Good times and great fellowship. Aloha….

Vacay Day

Took a vacation day today for some “me time.” Went out to Lanikai early this morning. Actually took a wrong beach access path and stumbled upon this photo op by “mistake.” (Click to enlarge.)

Had a devotional time, then kicked back to relax and unwind. Brought a beach towel and a carton of coconut water.

Made friends with two Japanese tourists who asked me to take a video of them. I complimented them for finding this beach so far off from Waikiki.

Walked barefoot up and down the beach. Really nice.

I drove back into town for brunch at Koko Head Café. The place was packed.

Had the loco moco. It was awesome! The hot cast-iron skillet began to toast the garlic rice underneath the patty &  mushroom gravy. Winnahs.

Because it was still early, I headed back out to the Makapu’u Pier.

There’s actually a nice picnic spot underneath.

There were a lot of fishermen on the pier today. Quite the crowd….

Stopped by my “old stomping grounds” on the way home. Ran into a few KS students at the Waiola Shave Ice Store.

Had a great vacay day today. Gonna take a nap and get ready for Bible study tonight. Thinking of making this an annual tradition every July 9th….