I’ve been to Hawaii twice, actually the island of Oahu but people generally just call the whole thing Hawaii. I saw pictures of the islands at various times and it looked like a paradise and I have to admit, for the most part it was. There is quite a bit of commercialization on Oahu in various places, Waikiki comes to mind and the adjacent cities but there are large areas that are quite beautiful. I stayed in a couple hotels the last time I went, one high end the other just bit down the economic chain. I could go on and on about the place and may very well go off on a tangent but for starters here are some of the places I visited
Punchbowl National Cemetery – I had to stop here and honor our veterans, the people who fought in the pacific theater were heros. I saw an advertisement somewhere and with a bit of a drive I managed to wind my way up a hill and into the cemetery grounds. I drove up, parked and walked into the building and I have to admit they did a great job designing it.
USS Arizona War Memorial – Another memorial to American veterans that died i Pearl Harbor. An interesting time.
North Shore – I drove the coast all the way around the perimeter of the island (as much as I could), it’s beautiful.