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North America » United States » Hawaii » Oahu » Honolulu April 6th 2019

Aloha from Oahu Hawaii. Our ship arrived in Honolulu about 7:00 this morning. David was up earlier than that to prepare for his excursion this morning. So he was dressed and fed by the time we arrived in port. Unfortunately it still was not light enough to get a good view of Waikiki or Diamondhead while we were sailing into port. But David was down in the Atrium when they approved everyone to depart the ship. His excursion was supposed to meet at 7:20 inside the cruise terminal and he got on the first bus to leave. Today’s excursion was to the World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument. The most well know item is the Arizona Memorial, but it includes a lot more. We only went to two places but spend half a ... read more
Arizona Memorial
USS Bowfin
Entryway to the Missouri

North America » United States » Hawaii » Oahu » Honolulu February 6th 2019

Oahu, Hawaii: 1-2019 Hawaii Tet Ky Hoi 1 1-2019 Hawaii Tet Ky Hoi. Oahu, Hawaii2 Tet 1 -2019 1-2019 Hawaii Tet1 Hawaii 1 Hawaii 2 Oahu1 1-2019 1-2019 Pearl Harbor The Peaceful World beginning for 2019 Add description h... read more

North America » United States » Hawaii » Oahu » Honolulu October 30th 2018

Dateline: Monday, October 30, 2018, Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii Diamond Head, Honolulu Aloha… Leisurely day today as we wait for everyone to get off on their tours before heading off the ship. It’s overcast and 78 degrees but the skies show promise of sun. We have decided to take a walk to the closest Hop On Hop Off stop which is about a mile away from the ship. Each time we have come to Oahu we have headed anywhere but Honolulu …today we are staying in the city and taking in the sights. Best way to get around to all the places we want to see is the ever-popular Hop On Hop Off bus. We walk out of the dock area and turn left along busy Ala Moana Blvd. After a few blocks we turn right on ... read more
Diamond Head
Beaches at Diamond Head
View from Diamond Head

North America » United States » Hawaii » Oahu » Honolulu September 30th 2018

30 septembre 2018 : Nous retournons dans la vieille ville voir la statue de Kamehameha premier, que nous retrouvons comme étant le siège de la série Hawai 5-0. Nous buvons une bière au Honolulu harbour puis nous allons manger au teppanyaki d'Honolulu mais il n'est pas terrible (rien à voir avec celui de Denia). L'après-midi repos complet puis nous allons manger une glace (elle... read more

North America » United States » Hawaii » Oahu » Honolulu September 28th 2018

28 septembre 2018 : Nous nous réveillons à 7H00 et après le petit déjeuner, nous prenons la ligne violette. Nous arrivons ainsi à Pearl Harbor à 10H30. Nous achetons notre ticket et pénétrons dans le théâtre-cinéma qui nous raconte en détails l'attaque par les Japonais le 7 décémbre 1941. Nous visitons ensuite le site qui est beaucoup plus petit qu'on se l'imaginait. Nous rentrons à Honolulu l'après-midi et retournons au Market Place le soir.... read more

North America » United States » Hawaii » Oahu » Honolulu September 27th 2018

25 septembre 2018 : Promenade dans Corona avec Robert. Shopping puis repas le soir dans un restaurant typique d'un motel. 26 septembre 2018 : Nous partons maintenant pour Hawaï. Lever à 4H15 puis départ pour l'aéroport à 5h00 Nous sommes à l'aéroport à 5H40. Nous passons l'enregistrement à 6H00. Nous prenons un petit déjeuner sur place à 6H15. Nous embarquons pour un départ prévu à 8H20. Finalement nous décollons 8H45, et nous arrivons à l'heure à Honolulu à 11H20, heure locale. Nous rejoignons notre hôtel à 12H15, heure locale. A Los Angeles il est déjà 15H15. Nous partons découvrir la ville et mangeons des pâtes chez Sbarro (une chaîne de restaurants que j'avais découverte quand je travaillais en Arabie Saoudite. Nous voulions voir un show local mais il a été annulé à cause de la pluie; ... read more

North America » United States » Hawaii » Oahu » Honolulu September 21st 2018

Well today another big day but what a day. Went out to Pearl Harbor early this morning and caught the first bus across to Ford Island where the Battleship Missouri (Big Mo) is docked. As we boarded to look around we were asked did we know who sang on this ship? Answer Cher. We were advised that we were more than welcome to re-enact her song, sadly we declined saying we forgot our costume!! Wandered about the ship looking out for the kids to arrive. Finally saw them and watched them set up for their first concert. How proud were we standing watching them play the US National Anthem and seeing US citizens stand proud while the kids played. How awesome was it standing on the Deck of the USS Missouri watching them play. Felt very ... read more
Guns on the Missouri
Where they signed the surrender
Picture of the signing

North America » United States » Hawaii » Oahu » Honolulu September 11th 2018

Well about 3 days ago I got a phone call while I was on my way to a wedding..."Hi Tyler it's _____ from the RMS (Staff deployment at work) how would you like an all expense paid trip to Hawaii?" Gee thanks...Hawaii in a hurricane, well I landed late Sunday evening, stopped at the store picked up some canned goods and went to my hotel before hooking up with some local friends for dinner. (sorry no food pics I was tired) I had Chicken Katsu and BBQ Beef Plate Lunch (Is it still a plate lunch if its dinner time?) From there my brain was like I can't handle it anymore, It was 2100 Hawaiian time and Midnight Pacific time. So I went into the hotel room, left the door unlocked and sat on the balcony ... read more

North America » United States » Hawaii » Oahu » Honolulu May 1st 2018

Blog 34 Honolulu, Hawai’i, April 28 ,2018 – Weather forecast: partly cloudy skies; humidity 85%, temperature 24°C, wind 8kts (3 Beaufort) – evening temperature 20°C, light clouds, moderate winds After five days at sea we docked in Honolulu Harbour right beside the historic landmark of the Aloha Tower. At this port of call we underwent a full inspection by the US Customs and Border Protection agents who came on board to see all the passengers and crew before we were allowed ashore. Five hundred guest have opted to leave the ship and fly home from here and five hundred are joining the ship to visit two other Hawai’ian islands before sailing on to Vancouver. So, this morning’s adventure with the inspection was a critical exercise. According to the instructions provided by the ship we had to ... read more

North America » United States » Hawaii » Oahu » Honolulu April 16th 2018

Hawaii is an interesting place. I’ve been to Hawaii so many times, I consider myself half local. Actually a better description might be a half tourist..... I started paying attention to odds and ends here on the island. First, the locals. There are implants who moved to Hawaii and there are true locals who grew up here. The implants are grateful about the beauty and the friendly weather year round, and takes full advantage of what Hawaii has to offer. The true locals, are “soulful”.... odd description I understand but that’s how they are. There is a deep connection with their culture, with the land and sea, and the all mighty spirit that provides them all of that. They are genuinely soulful. As a scientist I cannot fully comprehend how and who they look up to, ... read more

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