Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Aloha to military sites around Oahu

My mother has been our guest for almost three weeks.  We've tried to pack in as much sightseeing as possible!   Here are some photos from military sites.  Above is the USS Missouri - she is moored in Pearl Harbor, overlooking the USS Arizona Memorial.  They represent the beginning and ending of WWII.

David, Barbara, and Andrew stand
by the Florida State Flag.
Pearl Harbor is the No. 1 tourist attraction on Oahu.

The pier overlooks the USS Arizona Memorial.

The USS Arizona Memorial always catches my breath.

We drove over to the historical housing area that
overlooks the USS Arizona Memorial.

Nearby is the "John Wayne" house.  He lived in
this house when as he filmed IN HARM'S WAY.
Some scenes were even filmed in the house!

At the mouth of the Pearl Harbor Channel is the
Hickam "Missing Man" formation.

Missing Man at Dusk.

The channel gives way to sand bars where
military personnel play with their dogs.

We joined the dog lovers for the sunset.

The sunset brings peace.
We ventured down to the Hale Koa -
House of the Warrior.  It is an Armed Forces
Recreation Center on Waikiki Beach.

Barbara enjoys a cocktail on the beach!

David, Barbara, and Andrew admire the Banyon tree.

I am giving away a 2012 Hawaiian calendar to one randomly selected commenter. This giveaway is open to all readers. Comments open through Tuesday, January 10, 10 pm in Hawaii. I'll post the winner on Wednesday, January 11, when I'll resume my regular once-a-week posts.


Kim in Hawaii

Diamond Head in the background.


  1. Great pictures, as usual. Thanks, Kim, for sharing your sightseeing trips with us.

  2. Fantastic shots. I went to Pearl Harbor and really enjoyed it.

  3. What a wonderful vacation for your mom and a wonderful time for her to spend with you and the rest of the family. Pearl Harbor is defintely a must see there. And I enjoy seeing the photos of the dogs playing on the beach.

  4. Mmm...pineapple smoothies on the beach at sunset! Nothing better!