On the 11th Day of Christmas, my tutu gave to me ....
... 11 foot pipeline!
When you hear the opening music for Hawaii Five O, it prepares you for the big wave about to crash down on the North Shore. But there is more to the North Shore than surfing. From the North Shore Chamber of Commerce,
From the vast pineapple plantations near Wahiawa, to the tropical orchards of Waialua, to the more than colorful atmosphere of Haleiwa town, there's plenty to do and see. Travel down the road and you come upon the world-renowned beaches of Pipeline, Sunset Beach, and of course Waimea Bay. Take a hike in Waimea Valley or explore Peacock Flats in Mokuleia on the Waianae Range. Stop by a roadside stand in Kahuku and pick up a fresh papaya or savor a fresh catch shrimp plate. Catch an authentic Polynesian canoe pageant at the Polynesian Cultural Center and you have the makings of a fun-filled time on the North Shore.
You can also follow the Presidential motorcade to Matsumoto Shave Ice - a refreshing treat that locals, tourists, and the First Family enjoy. In honor of the North Shore, I am giving away 11 Contemporaries for you to read at the beach ... or by the fire (for those who are snowbound):
Starr Ambrose, Our Little Secret
Mary Kay Andrews, Savannah Blues
Kristan Higgins, The Next Best Thing
Laura Moore, Remember Me
Sherryl Woods, Along Came Trouble
To enter the giveaway,
1. Leave a comment about what you enjoy most about the beach.
2. For the duration of the "12 Days of Christmas", comments for all posts will be open through January 6. I will randomly draw winners for each day's prize(s) on January 7. Prizes will be mailed NLT January 10.
3. The "12 Days of Christmas" is only open to US residents. However, I will mail a special Hawaiian treat to any international reader who sends their mailing address to email@example.com.
Hau’oli Makahiki Hou!
Happy New Year!
Kim in Hawaii
This is a heartwarming movie about what is important - ohana (family), pilialoha (friendship), and aloha (Duke's creed).
In one scene, David complains that he can't ride the heavy long boards (since he is used to surfing with shorter fiberglass boards). Duke replies, "Ride the surf, not the board."
I'll have this movie with me at the RT Booklovers' Convention, April 6 -10, 2011, in Los Angeles. Join me for a spiritual ride ....