milby1960.typepad.com > Charles and Dolly in Hawaii, May 2010

Charles Crider wrote, "In mid-May, we departed Houston and flew to Honolulu for a duel celebration of Dolly’s birthday and our 45th anniversary." Click on the title or thumbnail to see enlarged photos and read the captions.

A) Pearl Harbor

A) Pearl Harbor

Charles reported, "The first trip we went on was to Pearl Harbor."

Here is a description of the USS Arizona Memorial (pictured here) as found on the internet: "The USS Arizona is the final resting place for many of the ship's 1,177 crewmen who lost their lives on December 7, 1941. The 184-foot-long Memorial structure spanning the mid-portion of the sunken battleship consists of three main sections: the entry and assembly rooms; a central area designed for ceremonies and general observation; and the shrine room, where the names of those killed on the Arizona are engraved on the marble wall."


B) The Oahu Beaches

B) The Oahu Beaches

Charles continued, "The following day we visited Oahu and then went to the Polynesian Cultural Center for a show and Luau."


C) Cruising on the Pride of America

C) Cruising on the Pride of America

"The following week we cruised on the Pride of America to the islands of Maui, the Big Island of Hawaii and Kauai for seven great days. The weather, flowers, beaches, food, history and the people were very memorable. At each port we took tours of that island. The following photos show highlights of the tours."


D) Waimea Canyon

D) Waimea Canyon


E) Black Beach Water Spout

E) Black Beach Water Spout


F) Birds Eating Coconut

F) Birds Eating Coconut


G) Kauai Mountain Range

G) Kauai Mountain Range

Charles concludes the travelogue, "The trip was wonderful. We had a great time."

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