Saturday, December 29, 2012

Pre Xmas Fun

Kaki Run.
Last year we missed out of this Fun-Run event as we were celebrating Xmas in sunny NZ.
Now you wonder: Kaki?
Well, in Japanese it can mean: Persimmon... or in this case...Oyster.
All of us are prepping for this or that (ultra)Marathon, 
so our feet have to get moving anyway.

Start was at 6:30AM in Odo, see pink line 
(tell you,  2 runners had started at 12 midnight and had done already 45K!!).
Goal was Mamushi Hotspring in Itoshime, just under 30K.
Conditions would be okay as long as we'd make it to the bath before 10 AM...: Rain/snow was expected. 
The going was good & fun despite the strong cold head wind.


Oh yes, look at this mobile aid-station.
Ito-san and Marijke were in charge.....looking after us with
cake, cookies, candy, hot water, coffee, tea, soup,...

          .............and for the keen-under-us: Sakeh !
                  Not to forget  smiles and cheers.

Most of us arrived on time to be the first visitors of the day at Mamushi Hotspring.
More Fun.

And even more at today's Kaki-ya @ Fukuyoshi Village, around the corner from the hot-spring.

How to Kaki?
You just buy some oysters and/or other sea-food and together with +++ food items you have brought along.... cook, smoke, burn or what-ever your meal.
Don't forget the drinkies!

Yep, it's fun to do with your friends and esp. after those 30K.
.....and by that time it's blowing a snow-gale, outside.
Next day was a National Holiday (24th).
Good reason for an other get-together and officially take 
Noriko's Kintaro-Pizza-Oven
in use.

...... it looks like Kintaro-kun...
(Marina Animal Hospital's Chief Nekko).

Here Master Pizza Man Shinkai san in action....
Please say Miaou...

Inside it's about 600 takes << 2 minutes to Do-a-Pizza.

Wish you were there neh...

Cold, crazy but cozy and fun.
By times it was snowing & windy, by times the sun joined us.
Laughter, Wine and Good Food kept us warm.
Next day it was Xmas Day..
and we all just went to work.


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