|Everhart 8 with Cornwall flag of Lulu's|
great grandfather - Keith got it for her
Monday - was a busy day. It started out at 8 AM with a walk up Diamond Head Crater. It is an extinct volcano about 761 feet high. You start by driving into the crater - then taking a 3/4 mile trail to the top of the rim. The 8 of us walked up taking about 24 minutes to get to the top.
After that some of us went to the Bishop Museum. The museum was built over 120 years ago to display Hawaiian heritage. The Bishop Family also funded the world famous Kamehameha School.
Next - we went to a Luau at the Sea Life Park on the east coast of the island. It is a traditional Hawaii picnic celebration featuring barbecued chicken - pork - and fish. This is followed by a grand dance show - featuring native dances and guests. Guess who ended up on the stage performing?
Finally this morning - some of us went to the USS Arizona Memorial. Simply - the Battleship Arizona was sunk by the Japanese in WWII - it has been let ton the bottom of the harbor for 76 years. They have built a bridge over it where you can look down into the ship. 1000 sailors died there and their remains are still in the ship. The ship leaks fuel oil to this day creating eerie rainbows in the water. It is a moving experience.
The next adventure includes a hike up to the Manoa Falls. It is about 3 miles from the street to the tall falls overlooking Honolulu.
The party is over Thursday. The family flies home on 3 separate planes. Lulu and I will fly to Phoenix - where we will spend a few days with Dick and Jan Davis.
|Family had a birthday here|
|Steps hiking Diamond Head|
|Panorama of Diamond Head Crater|
|Old fortress on Diamond Head from WWII|
|Waikiki from Diamond Head|
|The Kodak Band Shell from Diamond Head|
|Family on top of Diamond Head - see ocean|
|We made it - 3/4 miles up - 24 minutes|
|Bishop Museum - Hawaii history|
|Harry on The Duke's surfboard|
|Keith and Easter Island Statue|
|Making headbands at Luau|
|Dancers at Luau|
|Pig roast at Luau|
|Flowers from Luau - going home|
|Pop and Grandson at Arizona Memorial|
|USS Arizona buried in the water - 76 years|
|Panorama of the USS Arizona|
|The USS Arizona Memorial is very solemn|
|A rainbow over Pearl Harbor|
|Grandson and USS Arizona|
|Lulu had a presentation at the Hawaii Hilton|