January 15 and 16, 2023
We had two beautiful days in Honolulu. On day one we went to the USS Arizona Memorial. A very moving place. Being there on a beautiful Sunday morning you can’t help but think about what it must have been like on that Sunday morning about 82 years ago. Terrifying.
The memorial itself is amazing, built over the ship without touching it. A perfect way to respect the sailors that are still under the waves.
82 years later you can still see and smell the oil coming up from the Arizona.
We then went to Waikiki beach and wandered around. Wow has it changed since I was here 42 years ago. Still we found a beach front tiki bar at the Royal Hawaiian and enjoyed the best Mai Tai ever and lunch.
We ended the evening with dinner at the Chart House built in 1968. Was a fine dinner and a great view over the marina.
Day 2 was a shopping day at the Ala Moana shopping center, huge place. But we did find excellent Ramen and had a great walk back to the ship.