United States of America · 6 Days · 31 Moments · January 2017

Sandra's adventure in Hawaii, United States


3 February 2017

Kahoma Valley. About 1,900 feet up the mountain!

1 February 2017

"Eva" is pronounced with short "e" sound.
Last Queen's residence.
Hawaii 50. Called that why?
Slum apartment. 1 bedroom. $1,500/ month. Families live together. Philippines will come to Hawaii and work very hard, even their elderly working until they are very old, to send money home. Lot of homeless!!!
Honolulu got its name from the Harbor. Port. Famous. Downtown merchant stores and immigrants. Brothels, and trade, ships, etc. Papayas and Noni fruit are popular here. Good for digestive system and diseases. Guavas stop you back up.
Bruno Mars. He's Hawaiian. Called him little Bruno when he was a boy. Did Elvis impersonator.
Citizens memorialize their dead.
1.1 billion dollars for lowest, cheapest.
Tour guide says "Ha va ee".
70 steps. Average years of life.
Honolulu stats: average home is 350,000; minimum wage is $8.50/hr. House looks like a run down beach house. Hitachi pays an owner of a mushroom looking tree $10 million a year for marketing purposes.Various ethnic groups including Japanese, Polynesian, Chinese, Portuguese, native Hawaiian, etc, and many, many religions.
History: Pineapples are no longer sold or exported. Neither is sugar. No more sugar cane crops. Too expensive. It's all grown AND consumed in Hawaii. Coffee and Macadamia nuts popular.
"Air raid, air raid. This is no drill."
Lolo means a stupid person.
Attack on PH lasted 108 minutes, the attack on 911 lasted 110 minutes
Dec 7 1941, the entire island was attacked not just Pear Harbor. 2 waves of Jap planes hit. The 3rd wave of planes tried, but nothing was ever launched. 353 planes attacked. Arizona Presentation starts now. We're going to watch a movie. Learning about the attack on Pearl Harbor. A place of remembrance and honor. 1,100 men died on the ship, many of them had several families who all died together. Only 5 Arizona survivors alive today. Our tour guide was emotional.
Arrived to Honolulu on the island of Oahu. On our way to see Pearl Harbor. Strict security. No bags whatsoever.

31 January 2017

Helicopter ride was awesome. To behold the wonder of God's creation was breathtaking. Our pilot was funny and handsome. He also took us to the area of the island where Jurassic Park 1 was filmed.
Helicopter ride was awesome. To behold the wonder of God's creation was breathtaking. Our pilot was funny and handsome. He also took us to the area of the island where Jurassic Park 1 was filmed.

30 January 2017

Today we traveled around the Island, known as the road to Hana. Danny drove us in an SUV rental. Sights were amazing​ until we came to a one lane section. On our way back we were at the edge of a cliff when another vehicle was staring right at us. I panicked, got off the vehicle and watched the SUV "barely" make it before falling off an unprotected cliff.
Today we traveled around the Island, known as the road to Hana. Danny drove us in an SUV rental. Sights were amazing​ until we came to a one lane section. On our way back we were at the edge of a cliff when another vehicle was staring right at us. I panicked, got off the vehicle and watched the SUV "barely" make it before falling off an unprotected cliff.
Lunch at Paia.
Pinguin breakfasting.

29 January 2017

Hotel courtyard and late night snack. Island favorite: Lemongrass Beer. It's light tasting and refreshing. Tomorrow we start early. Breakfast at 8am and a day full of activities.
We arrived at the Hyatt. We both got a traditional Hawaiian Lai.
Thank God we arrived in Kaluihi, Hawaii. Background are mountains. It's cloudy and 73 degrees. On our way to Lanaiha, Maui by bus. It's a 45 minute drive to the Hyatt Regency.
Eating breakfast!
Arrived at Los Angeles Airport. Tina's eating a $14.95 California breakfast. I'm eating fruit.
At the airport..,..On my way to Los Angeles.
On my way to the airport! Thank God for His grace and favor!