We were up and the whole tour group loaded on a bus and headed out for our first day of touring around the islands. Our first stop was the Punch Bowl Cemetery, which is a Military cemetery located down in a volcano in Honolulu. We were not allowed to get out of the tour bus so we could only take pictures out of the bus window. Next we headed back down into town to the Capital building, King Kamehameha V- Judiciary History Center, Iolani Palace.
Then we made our way to Pearl Harbor to visit the USS Arizona Memorial. I was here back in 1969 and 1970 while I was in the Navy. This memorial effected me this time just as it did all those years ago. It is very emotional to visit the ship seeing all the names of the young men buried below where you are standing. Knowing that they had no ideal what was happing and losing their lives without even a chance to defend them selves. If you look close at the picture showing the USS Missouri you can see the oil slick coming from the Arizona.
Afterwards we went back to our motel where we had free time. This was our last night in Honolulu. For dinner we decided to walk over and eat at Lulus a local place on the second floor of a building across from the beach and from the Zoo. It was a neat little bar/ restraint with no closable windows, I do not know what they do if a storm hits.