Pearl Harbor is a great historical location. Our third day in Hawaii, my family went to Pearl Harbor. Michael and I went the first time we were in Hawaii, but they have updated and change a lot of things, so we knew we had to go again. I have once piece of advice if you are planning to go to Pearl Harbor....arrive EARLY. Going to the Arizona Memorial is free. Yes FREE. They hand out cards if you want to go to the Memorial and it has a time stamped on the back. We arrived a little before 8:00AM and our time was 9:45PM. Don't worry about finding something to do with that time. They have changed the area and there is so much to see. The area is updated and beautiful. So, we walked around the area. We checked out submarine information and looked at anchors and all kinds of interesting things. When it was our time, we went into a theater and were shown a documentary about the day Pearl Harbor was attacked. It makes things somber and then they load you up on a boat and take you to the memorial. The saddest parts of the memorial are knowing the men on the Arizona were never brought to the surface and the fact that oil is stilling leaking from underneath.
|You can really look through and see things|
|All who died|
|Oil coming to the surface|
|Where the Japanese surrendered|
|Mom, Dad, and Eric hanging out on the top deck|
|View from the top deck of the Missouri|
|Resting our feet|
We were pretty exhausted from all of our walking around that I decided we would take my parents over to see Hickam Air Force base. Michael and I stayed at our friend's house on base and they wanted to see where they lived. We decided to take everyone to their house to relax before our next big adventure. Our plans for the evening were to go to Paradise Cove. Paradise Cove is a luau. It is very amazing. We were apart of the deluxe package. This package gets you the VIP treatment. HAHA! Well it gets you free drinks, front row seats, table service, pictures, and a souvenir. So, really you get nothing. On Oahu, this is the Luau you have to attend. They have great dancers, and the food is good.
|Dad won a prize|
|Waiting for the show to start|
|Making head pieces.|