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Exploring Oahu

Thursday we split up. One group went to Pearl Harbor and associated tours and exhibits. They walked many a mile and came home tired, sore, but well educated. They all said they learned many things about the bombing of Pearl Harbor, and the war, that they hadn’t known before. I couldn’t do the walking so Kay and I set out with no real destination in mind.
Our first stop was He’eia State Park. There were trails and picture taking vantage points, a nice little gift shop, and many examples of local flora and fauna. There really wasn’t much in the way of fauna, to be honest. Wild chickens, cats, chameleons and birds. On the other hand, there were many and varied trees and bushes and plants.
We got back in the car and found the Beach where we’ll be having our pot luck with family. White sand, restrooms, and a pavilion. It’s going to be perfect. We vegged there for a while, enjoying the beautiful breeze and people watching.
Our final stop was KailuaTown for a bit of shopping.
Today the kids have gone to the Farm Fair, which is an annual ag fair.
The following photos were taken at the He’eia State Park.

Hibiscus

Hibiscus

A beautiful hen and her chick.

A beautiful hen and her chick.

Taro plant

Taro plant

Banana tree

Banana tree

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Pearl Harbor; A Toast

A lot has been said and written about the bombing of Pearl Harbor.  This is the anniversary of that day.  I don’t have much to say about it.  My Dad was in the Navy at the time, I grew up hearing the 1st person narratives of his experiences.  I just want to say thanks to all of the men and women who were serving our country and our allies.  My Dad is gone now, as are so many of the military folks who fought in that war.  We should keep their memories alive, for many reasons.

 

Dad loved a good martini.  If you’re so inclined, when your cocktail hour rolls around, mix yourself a dry one and make a toast in memory of the attack on Pearl Harbor, and the real people who lived through it and its aftermath.

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