Today we headed to Pearl Harbor.  We’ve been waiting to go there for awhile.  I learned about World War II in school and Autumn read a book about Pearl Harbor so it was a place we wanted visit.  Grandpa and Autumn headed to the Pacific Aviation Museum and Mom, Allie, Kevin and I went to the Battleship Missouri.  That is a BIG ship!

Allie and Kevin re-created the Victory Kiss!

We were waiting for our tour.

This is the spot where the surrender of WWII happened.

If you look at this picture, the table is right where this medallion is.

I peeked up into the gun turret.

The Arizona Memorial is closed because of a crack in the dock.  We were able to see the movie, listen to the audio tour and take a boat ride past it.  

Back at the visitor’s center we listened to the audio tour and viewed more of the memorial park.  This is the Tree of Life sculpture that is also represented on the Arizona Memorial.

After Pearl Harbor we headed into Waikiki.  Mom said that it has changed sooooo much.  She thinks it’s not as nice now with all the big malls and stores.  We went to Duke’s for lunch/dinner.  Apparently Mom and Allie really wanted the Hula pie from there.  You can see how HUGE it was in this picture.  We got our own sundaes.

Can you see Diamond Head in the background?

Allie found a place that was still doing surfing lessons, so we gave it a go!  First, he taught us the steps for standing up.

Then we practiced.

Just before we headed out to the water, we practiced one more time.

That is NOT our teacher.  Mom just took a picture of us paddling out together.

Autumn got up on her first wave and rode it ALL the way into the beach!  It took me 2 tries to get up, but I did it!

While we surfed Mom and Allie watched from the rocks.  Mom took some pictures of crabs that were all over the place.  Kevin usually looks for crabs on rocks but he was watching the Warriors game.





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