091819: NAPA Aloha Festivities Week!


Aloha Ahi Ahi Kakou,

As some of you may (or may not) recall from previous emails, we’ll be attending the Kanikapila with George Kahumoku, Jr. this Friday in Napa County. Our Saturday Kanikapila will be held there as well at 3pm to 5pm (please register for the Saturday event if you’ll be attending). Click here to view our Event Calendar details.

I understand that before Friday’s Kanikapila, a food truck will be available for those of you coming early to the event. Nohea and I will be checking that out for sure. I’m also told that George will be providing some sheet music at his Kanikapila as well so you might want to bring a light duty music stand or a stapler to staple it to someones back! Ok, maybe not the latter.

That following Sunday Ken Emerson will be performing with his band “The Slackers in Paradise” 10:45 am – 11:15 am. Click here for a link to the NAPA Aloha Festival Entertainment Line Up.

And don’t forget about Shark-tober Fest the following week! Again, check our Events Calendar for details. Didn’t I tell you September was going to be a busy month?

We celebrated not 1, not 2 but 3 Birthday’s last Saturday (ok, well 4 if you count me), in order of declining age, Mike, Susan and Madison. Click below for photos . . .

And tasted fabulous too!

Last Friday night, following a fabulous dinner by Joe Tato and his Kaukau Krew, was a Hot Summer (Bikram) Ukulele Night at the Elks Lodge. Click below . . .

. . . some pretty cool ukulele players on a hot September night . . .

Above, more “still life” from our O’ahu trip. Click each image to view a larger version.

because we forget,
shall it comes to pass again,
until remembered.

Right then, onward to the weekend all!

Aloha A Hui Hou,


Phone! Answer the Phone!


091119: Another Week . . .


Aloha Ahi Ahi UFOPilots,

Yet another 2nd weekend on the horizon. Which means we’ll be at the Elks and UFOHQ this weekend. Check out our September Events below, click on an event for specific details. As you can see have a pretty eventful month coming up!

September 2019

Kanikapila with Geoge!

20 Sep
Napa Valley Expo Center, 575 3rd Street
Napa, California 94556 United States
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Kanikapila @ Napa Aloha Festival

21 Sep
Napa Valley Aloha Festival, 575 Third St
Napa, California 94559 United States
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Sharktoberfest 2019 Kanikapila

28 Sep
Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary Visitor Center, 991 Marine Drive
San Francisco, united states
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We’re celebrating two birthdays this Saturday. Madison’s 17th and Mike’s Big 8-0h-Oh! So if you’re so inclined please join us for some Ukulele B-Day Cake, a little Kanikapila, and wish our young and old Virgos a Hauoli La Hanau!

Photos from last week’s Kanikapilas in ascending order, Friday and Saturday follow.

Last Saturday we met Faun and Jacob, two new UFOhana Pilots joining the squadron.

And then Sunday we visited with the Haole Boyz and Gyrl at the Waystation in Fairfax.

Click above to view the HB&G in action.

Finally, some images I want to share some images from our August on O’ahu.

The Amelia Rock at the top of Diamond Head look out . Click and zoom in on the plaque . . .
Just before the Amelia Rock there was this really cool Peace Flag Railing thingy . . . click above for larger image.

Then there was this really cool wall full of Healing Messages at the Don Quijote Shopping center in Pearl City (near my folk’s home). What a fabulous idea!

Click above to for close ups . . .
View of the Pearl City Watercress Farm from Monterey Bay Canners Restaurant (where we had dinner that night).


night grabs hold of day,
pulling last light into dark,
a chilling breeze comes.

Aloha A Hui Hou,


Oh yeah, just a little lower, ahhhh, that’s the spot . . . Bye!