Hawaii 2012


the first morning sunrise                                 US Marines on their morning run


global warming washing away the beach       a cute store we walked to get our morning coffee


Our studio apartment in Kailua was very nice. The bed was super comfy (although the pillows were awful). There was a flat screen TV and full kitchen. The w/d were right next door (literally, maybe 20 feet from our door) and were included. There was a small lanai that was always in the shade so always a comfortable place to sit and read and drink coffee. One wall of the apartment was all windows, including 2 sliding glass doors.



lunch



"birthing stones" where babies of chiefs and their wives were born here



hike to a light house and saw some whales



hike to Diamond Head


had to go thru a tunnel


hike to a pill box


very windy and narrow trail


The USS Arizona Memorial


                                                                                                     oil still comes from the Arizona


The Battleship Missouri Memorial


USS Missouri is best known as the site where General of the Army Douglas MacArthur, officially accepted the surrender of Japan, ending World War II.


sitting in the captain's chair


Polynesian Cultural Center was great, the food was so so, neither Ron nor I would pay to eat there again. But the various island exhibits were entertaining and the evening show was terrific. Each island was represented, each showed off their native dance. The fire dancers were the best we've ever seen.


                                                          rubbing two sticks together to make fire how hard could it be!!


getting a tattoo                                                                   playing a Hawaiian game


Christmas lights were up at the Polynesian Cultural Center



North Shore had The World Cup of Surfing