View Full Version : Hanging out in Waikiki for Christmas
12-22-2010, 12:50 PM
My mother is 93, so me and the kids decided to go to Hawaii this Christmas for something different. We figured she needed to get some swimming in to keep in shape. We left Taylor behind, he wanted to visit with his high school buddy's during his Christmas break from college.
So it was Amy and Jamie and the grandkids.
We went swimming at Bellows yesterday, and two nights ago we did some Karaoke singing at the Shorebird. Yeehah!
All Your Loving
Somewhere Over The Rainbow
I wish I remembered it a bit better. After I did this, I picked up the CD so I could tell what parts I missed.
12-22-2010, 03:06 PM
I've paid to listen to worse.
12-22-2010, 08:28 PM
You sound and look great Terry.
12-23-2010, 06:56 AM
TERRY LOVE...ROCK STAR!!!!!!! who knew!!!!
Best holiday wishes to Terry and the family, and all the folks on the forum here. Oh well, screw the PC police: MERRY CHRISTMAS to one and all!!!!!
12-23-2010, 06:01 PM
Terry, have you seen our President there? He is resting in Hawaii.
12-26-2010, 11:58 PM
Chloe and Terry at Bellows Beach in Oahu.
Chloe climbing the sand wall.
And then in the surf.
We snorkeled at Hanauma Bay, which is a fish preserve. An amazing number of fish to see.
12-27-2010, 12:04 AM
Waikiki Beach, lots of things happening here. This is in front of Dukes restaurant, where we had just had lunch.
Jamie, Mason and I on a sailing trip in Waikiki. I love doing this when I'm there. Sometimes there is more wind, and this time there was little wind. Less of a "ride" but a good time anyway.
Mason, yes it was that exciting.
Mason and Jamie playing catch. A small football is alway a good thing to bring.
12-27-2010, 12:19 AM
Boogie boarding at Bellows Beach.
At Bellows with my daughter Amy.
Kaitlyn at Bellows
12-27-2010, 12:28 AM
Helping the kids with boogie boards.
The Luau at the Hale Koa Hotel on Waikiki. Beforehand, there were hula lessons.
Sunset at Hawaii Kai at the Outback restaurant
12-27-2010, 12:35 AM
Hiking up Diamond Head, the dormant volcano overlooking Waikiki Beach
At the very top of Diamond Head
The view from the top of Diamond Head.
12-27-2010, 12:40 AM
Jamie at Jimmy Buffets Resturant
And Costco has good deals on shirts. I got this at the Hawaii Kai store.
12-27-2010, 07:36 AM
Terry is not smiling much in the photos.....probably thinking about the bills for this trip coming in after Xmas!
12-27-2010, 11:52 AM
It's more like, don't blink, don't think about how they are holding the camera, is my bag showing? Lot's of things, I had some pictures with smiles though, I was having a good time. It's hard not to when you're staying out till 4:00 AM with the adults and then getting up at 7:00 AM with the grand kids. I needed to get back and rest up.
I had no idea how late the bars stayed open in Waikiki.
I'll have to go back and change some pictures for the ones with smiles I guess.
12-27-2010, 01:54 PM
Kaitlyn doing some tree climbing
Kaitlyn and Mason with the gold statue in Waikiki
This is the view from my first morning in Hawaii. I was awakened at 7:00 AM by a phone call which was pretty funny. I was out until 4:00 AM my first night. There was a Karaoke bar downstairs and I found friends there that wanted to party longer. The people in Hawaii are very nice. What you don't see in the photo is about two dozen women taking a hula lesson on the sand right below me.
The view from my pent house room deck. I don't know how I got this room, somehow I was upgraded to this great view. Waikiki Outrigger Hotel on the beach. I love going here anyway, nice bar downstairs, and two restaurants, plus plenty of shopping in the lobby.
12-27-2010, 02:00 PM
Mom watching the surfers
In the surf
And then the next wave flows over and covers Kaitlyn. You can just see her eye peaking out of the wave.
12-28-2010, 02:12 PM
Sure beats fooling with wax rings.
12-28-2010, 03:09 PM
Even I will admit that the gold statue in Hawaii does pose some advanatges over a morning's painting and decorating.
If you look real close, that gold statue looks a lot like Terry too. He could be in the wrong job. (Terry or the statue?)
12-28-2010, 04:27 PM
The guy wearing the gold is about a foot shorter then me.
01-23-2011, 11:54 PM
Several nights me and the kids went to the Shorebird for Karaoke. One night as the bar was getting ready to close, the dj asked Jamie if he wanted to sing "Cult of Peronality". So Jamie wound up finishing the night off.
I dragged out a song I did in High School, "Folsom Prison" and sang it just a little lit up.
Or maybe I should say, relaxed.
06-03-2011, 10:37 AM
Here is a nice video with my son Taylor that I did a few years ago in Waikiki.
A lot of music from the Luau on it, and towards the end, hula dancing.