Monday, July 11, 2011

Two Weeks

Michael is off today to do his "Two Weeks". Most people think when someone is deployed they go off to Iraq or Afghanistan and believe me they are usually right. Michael has done time there too. This time though he is off to Hawaii. Yep, those little islands in the Pacific.

So in honor of his adventure I am going to share the top 5 things in Hawaii that I think Michael would like to do.

1. Pearl Harbor
Michael's number one thing on his "to do list" during his visit is go to Pearl Harbor. This is a vital piece of our history and if you are in the area you should visit it.

Pearl Harbor is comprised of five historic sites honoring the events occurring at this National Historic Landmark.

“Yesterday, December 7, 1941 — a date which will live in infamy — the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan.” —Franklin Delano Roosevelt

2. The Polynesian Cultural Center

The Polynesian Cultural Center is Hawaii’s #1 visitor attraction, with villages and exhibits representing the 8 cultures of Aotearoa, Fiji, Hawaii, Marquesas, Samoa, Tahiti and Tonga, and Easter Island. While there you must go to the Ali'i Luau. I hear it is the best!

3. The Dole Plantation

Now who doesn't love Pineapple? Ok, put your hand down Michael. Even if your not a pineapple lover you can enjoy this plantation! With a garden tour, plantation express, and the world's largest maze you could spend the whole day here!

Now this looks refreshing! I would get this if I were there!

4. Oahu Hummer Tours

While Michael will probably not do this (It is rather pricey) I am sure this would be on his list.

There are certainly no shortage of movies and television shows that have been filmed over the Hawaiian Islands. Modern day hits like LOST and Jurrasic Park, and the classic Magnum PI are just a few! One of the most popular filming location though would have to be on the historic Kualoa Ranch. There have been dozens of movies filmed on this location alone.

Movie locations you will see on the tour:

  • Jurassic Park
  • LOST
  • Windtalkers
  • Tears of the Sun
  • Godzilla
  • George of the Jungle
  • Mighty Joe Young
  • Pearl harbor
  • 50 First Dates
  • Snakes on a Plane
  • You Me and Dupree
  • And Others..
Last but not least.......

5. The Beach

Even if you are not a swimmer or a sunbather you
must visit the beach. Sun, Surf, and Sand. It is what Hawaii is all about! Just make sure you take your swimsuit, suntan lotion, and maybe a beer or fruity drink with an umbrella!

Also as one of Hawaii's most abounding animals, dolphins jumping out of Honolulu's beautiful waters is not such a rare sight to see.

I hope you enjoyed the top 5 places.

A hui hou kakou!!


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