After a hectic day at work trying to tidy up after someone else, I went for a dip in the Ilikai pool. The weather was not as warm as I would have liked for pool going, but one has to keep one’s husband happy, doesn’t one? Oh, and I should have mentioned that I got to eat a doughnut this morning. It was completely amazing. Total bliss.
We went to Kailua to meet up with some of Geoff’s friends at Big City Diner. I decided to be different and order one of the weekly specials, grilled chicken pasta. I should have just had a cheeseburger. The pasta was limp and overcooked, the chicken was dry, and it was full of mushrooms that I couldn’t see very well in the dark. At least there was garlic toast.
The best surprise of the night was discovering that a local bluegrass band, The Salloon Pilots, was going to be playing live. Luckily, the restaurant was busy enough that we were still finishing up when the band started, and we got to stick around for the first set. I think it might have been the worst night of Geoff’s life, but I rather enjoyed it. They were pretty good players and sang well enough to entertain us. The banjo and guitar players were especially talented. I’m glad I got to take them in.
Also, you can listen to the entire Steel Drivers album, Live at the Station Inn, in the time it takes to drive from Kailua to Waikiki. In case you were wondering.