Honolulu and Pearl Harbor

King Kamehameha was the guy who united Hawaii back in 1791. He killed lots of people to do it. This statue of him is in front of the Judiciary Building. That’s where Jack Lord’s office was in Hawaii 5-0.

Directly across the street is the Iolani palace:

Pearl Harbor. The rainbows were constantly in the sky.

The Arizona memorial is to the left of the picture, the USS Missouri to the left of that. This next shot I took from the Memorial looking toward the Missouri. I wanted very much to tour the Missouri, but there wasn’t enough time. This next shot was taken from the Arizona Memorial:

My regret is that we didn’t have enough time in Honolulu. We didn’t get to go to Diamond Head or Waikiki Beach. If I were to go there again I wouldn’t go on a boat. I’d stay in a hotel for a week.

Remember when Arnold dated a chicken? 

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And this is Kauai. It’s the oldest and westernmost of the principal islands. It’s where they take helicopter rides to look at the mountains and valleys. It’s sparsely populated. Here is my first view of Hawaii.

One of the big attractions is the World Famous Spouting Horn.

You’ve seen one spouting horn you’ve seen them all. But the Waimea Canyon is really spectacular:


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Check out this. From the San Diego Zoo.

One very clever Orangutan

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As I said, Frau Ga nad I cruised to Hawaii and back. The boat sailed out from San Diego Harbor. It was one of the older boats in the fleet:

OK, that’s a joke. The San Diego Harbor has a boat museum which we toured. The boat above is the HMS Surprise. It was used in the movie Master and Commander in 2003.

The Star of India is a real beauty:

This is the USS Dolphin.

On the the steam ferry Berkely we were able to tour the engine room. It was particularly interesting for me because my father was a boilermaker on the USS Arkansas during WWI. He shoveled coal into the furnaces. Once the man working next to him was old and couldn’t do the work. My old man did the shoveling for both of them, got caught and spent a week in the brig.

Right across from the Harbor is the Naval base:

I forget who asked for the final Ernie strip. Here’s the final Sunday. It appeared on January 28, 2018:

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Here we go! Slides of my vacation. First the world renown Sand Diego Zoo!





Now back to really important stuff…


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Whoa! How did I get away with that one?!

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I’m feeling better, thank you.

Steven A asked about a Sunday collection. I had mentioned it in January, but I failed to list it in my “Books Menu”. I’ll fix that today. Here’s a link.

A couple months ago, Magnus M asked for this story. It’s from 1994. Ok, Magnus, finally:

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