Exploring Honolulu, Friday, October 22After continental breakfast on the 16th floor of theWaikiki Gateway, Barbara and I hopped a bus to the Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor.
|The Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor|
|Part of the submerged USS Arizona?|
|Barbara at the USS Arizona memorial|
|Barbara at the 'Iolani Palace, October 22, 2004|
|Barbara in front of Lili'uokalani, the last queen of the Kingdom of Hawaii|
Polynesian Cultural Center, October 23After breakfast, John, Barbara and I drove in his pickup to the Polynesian Cultural Center in La'ie. We arrived before they opened. (They open at 12:30.) After killing some time, we entered the PCC and stayed until the 7:30 spectacular ended at 9:00 p.m.
Here are a few photos from the afternoon parade:
Diamond Head and Exploring, October 24After attending early church, John and two female friends, Michelle and Bonnie, met Barbara and me to go to Diamond Head, east of Honolulu.
|John, Barbara and Weldon at Diamond Head|
|Michelle, John, and Bonnie at Diamond Head, October 24, 2004|
|Honolulu as viewed from atop Diamond Head|
|Barbara at a Pali Highway rest stop|
Snorkeling at Hanauma Bay, October 25We celebrated our wedding anniversary today. We purchased some inexpensive snorkeling equipment at one of the ubiquitous ABC Stores (that seem to appear on every block in Honolulu), then walked across the street from our hotel to Waikiki Beach to practice snorkeling. Confident that we could do it, we had some sushi at Sushi Run, then boarded the Beach Bus (#22) for Hanauma Bay. We snorkeled until 4:00 p.m., then returned to Honolulu.
Last Day in Hawaii, October 26
After continental breakfast at the hotel, we walked down Kalakaua Avenue to the Avis Car Rental store. We visited the La'ie Temple at 1:00, then headed for the Honolulu Airport, passing the North Shore on highway H2. We stopped at Byodo-in on the way.
|Barbara on the bridge leading to Byodo-in|
|Japanese Garden in Byodo-in|
|Weldon at Byodo-in|
|Barbara at Byodo-in|