Monday, November 16, 2015

Hawaiian National Cemetery - Punchbowl Crater

Detto and I took a tour of the Punchbowl Crater Cemetery. 

It was a very solemn place.

The guide told us about the men and women who died defending our nation that were buried here. 

War Correspondent Ernie Pyle..

The First Astronaut from Hawaii.

This is the view as you are leaving the cemetery.You can barely see the ocean in between the buildings. 

I never knew that Honolulu was such a major city! 

Can you see the mountains in the distance?

These trees with the HUGE seed pods captured my attention. After many failed attempts, I finally got a sort of clear picture of one. 

Such a pretty view. I wonder what it would look like at night with all of the lights on??
This is a very small island. I was amazed that we could see Diamond Head from so far away. 
No "Vog" today. 
We were told that Vog is what the locals call the fog/volcano smoke combo that limits visibility on the island! 

Monday, November 2, 2015

More Luau Pictures

I was amazed that Princess House arranged for authentic dancers to perform live for us! 

I was so neat to see them doing their traditional dances and hearing the men play and sing their songs. 

The men had different style dances than the women.

They were all very talented. 

The inside singers were really good too! They played their instruments really well and they all had great voices. 

It was fun watching the entertainment! 

They had this authentic cake.It was very different than our cakes. There was a lot of coconut in it.