Oahu

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As many of you know from reading my last post, which you can find here, we went on a 15 day Hawaiian cruise with Princess Cruise line. We had a wonderful vacation cruise starting out in San Francisco!

My next few posts will take you to each island and my final post will have you tag a long with us on the ship. As we had very many sea days which we really enjoyed.

Happy Sailing… here we go…

Sailing under the Golden Gate was really something and we will never forget it.

A few days at sea and then we landed in Honolulu on the island of Oahu. Through Trip Advisor we had a fantastic tour of Honolulu with many stops!

This is a statue of King Kamehameha in front of the Aliiolani Hale Building where Hawaii ‘s State Supreme Court is located in downtown Honolulu.

A Red Crested Cardinal of Hawaii

Plumeria It’s sweet fragrance and many luscious colors makes this Hawaiian flower popular for leis!

Stopping at Honolulu and viewing Diamond Head was a thrill!

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A stop at Waikiki Beach…

Duke Paoa Kahanamoku welcomes you to Waikiki Beach. He is a 5 time Olympic Swimmer with Gold and Silver Metals from the years of 1912-1924.

Every passing scene we toured was beautiful.

Then Pearl Harbor was in our sights. A sight to see and an emotional experience for us.

Seeing each one of these 52 stones set into a large circle was unbelievable. Each one represents a submarine that was lost in the Pacific.

USS Bowfin that was in the Pacific. Tours are available.

Sweet man getting a chance to view the inside of the Conning Tower of the USS Parche Sub.

Approaching the Arizona was quite solemn.

Seeing the American flag flying …added to the experience.

Inside the Memorial you are able to see the Arizona. My heart just ached…

Once again this flag speaks to me…

The following pictures still amaze me….

Oil is still coming up from the Arizona. Wow!

The Memorial is beautiful and well done. Words are hard to put together to describe this emotional experience for me. However, I want to say Thank You to each and everyone of our Veterans! Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

20 thoughts on “Oahu

    1. Thank you so much for reading Judy. You said it perfectly… a paradise with a serious side as well.

      I have been busy getting back to normal time. Once on Hawaiian time always on Hawaiian time?!?! I need to get caught up with you soon.

      Thanks for stopping by.

    1. We did! It was good to have you and Al over. We will have more get togethers in the fall when you return to this neck of the woods.

      Thanks for stopping in.

  1. Nancy, what beautiful photos! We have never been to Hawaii, and I am not sure why we haven’t gone. It is obviously stunning! I would love to visit Pearl Harbor, I echo your sentiments about our flag and thanking all who serve! My precious 87 year old Dad is a Korean War vet who earned a Purple Heart. Looking forward to all your vacation posts!

    1. I am so happy you got to see this post. The island is beautiful. Each island has its own kind of beauty.

      Thank you to your Dad for his service. We are truly grateful.

      Thanks for stopping in. I’ll be posting soon for the next island of Maui!

    1. Thanks Indah! It’s a place that’s so important in our American history.

      I’m still on Hawaiian time but I will be stopping over and catching up with you soon.

    1. Thank you Sue. You said it so perfectly. Pearl Harbor was a heart break.

      We loved sailing under the Golden Gate!

      Thank you for the love!

  2. Honolulu is where Manhattan meets Los Angeles, we thought, Nance. The city on the sea for sure. And Pearl Harbor gave us shiver. Thanks for sharing your marvelous photos.

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