Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Beautiful Wikiki

Here we are in Hawaii, enjoying the beautiful island of Oahu.

We stayed 3 nights at the Hale Koa (military) Hotel. We checked out at noon today (Saturday) and I left kicking and screaming! Okay, not really, but I stayed until the very last minute. Actually, I met Mike in the lobby at 12:08, eight minutes late.

We drove through Honolulu and headed up to Punch Bowl. This is the cemetery where those who died during the raid at Pearl Harbor are buried. We visited Pearl Harbor yesterday. It was heart-retching both days thinking of these brave men and women who lost their lives.

We're now at my cousin and his wife's home. John and Karen have lived here on the island for the past 20 years. Karen lived here a few years prior to them marrying in 1983. They met, and lived at BYU in Provo. Karen worked at BYU and John was going to school.

They showed us around the city where they live, Mililani. It's beautiful here! They took us to dinner at Ruby Tuesdays. It was delicious.

Tomorrow morning we will go to church in Hawaii. I did that in 1976 and 1978. It will be fun to do it again.