Trip to Honolulu, Hawaii to visit Waikiki Beach, Pearl Harbor and the island of Oahu. The plane tickets for this trip were bought with $600 Delta vouchers earned on New Years Eve 2014 on our way back from Boston. MSP-DFW was oversold, so we spent a night in MSP (temps nearing -10°F) and had enough voucher to cover the $483 RT DFW-HNL flight. We stayed in the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Alana – Waikiki Beach which was pretty good accommodations for the money. In retrospect, I wish I had paid a little more to stay on the beach in the Hilton Waikiki Beach Resort, but the walk to the beach was not too bad.
We visited Pearl Harbor, Waikiki Beach, and rented a car and drove around the island visiting the north shore and Makapu‘u Point.
World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument
Crossroads of the PacificDirection sign to many destinations
USS Arizona MemorialYou can see the oil in the water 27,000 days later.
USS Arizona Memorial
USS Arizona BB 39
USS Arizona MemorialWar Memorial of the Pacific Pearl Harbor, Hawaii
Pearl Harbor Pano
USS Arizona MemorialViewed from the main national monument grounds
USS Arizona AnchorRecovered from the USS Arizona Cast in Chester, PA 1911. 19585 pounds/8.88 metric tons
USS Bowfin torpedo chutes
Inside the USS Bowfin
Electrical room on the USS Bowfin
Battleship Missouri Memorial
Chester Nimitz statue
USS Missouri Surrender SpotOver this spot on 2 September 1945 the instrument of formal surrender of Japan to the allied powers was signed thus bringing to a close the second world war
World War II Surrender Documents
Worst room on the ship
View from USS Missouri
USS Missouri overlooking the USS Arizona Memorial
Japanese Zero Fighter
Mitsubishi A6M2 Zero Fighter
Waves crashing at Kahauloa CovePictures don't do this beautiful place justice.
Waves crashing at Wawamalu Beach Park
Makapuu LookoutLookout on the island of Oahu, Hawaii
Makapuu LookoutHawaii is such a beautiful place, I would love to go back some day. Tropical scenes such as these. I visited Oahu in October 2015.
Me overlooking the water
Makapu'u PointOverlooking the water and Kāohikaipu Island State Seabird Sanctuary
Near Pokole Point
Seems like paradise
Kualoa Regional Park
Kualoa Regional Park
PhotobombI was trying to take a picture of the beautiful scenery and this happened
Sunset along Ala Moana Beach
Trip draws to a closeOne of the last pictures of my trip taken on the Ala Moana Beach. We headed to the airport shortly after this and flew home on a redeye