S: OUR HONEYMOON - Hawaii 2010
FC: Aloha | Sarah and Jeremy October 2010 | Our Honeymoon Hawaii
3: Off we go...
4: ...landing in paradise.
5: Moloka'i | The Friendly Isle
7: A toast to paradise!!
8: The view from our balcony
10: Off-roading on the ocean cliffs
11: Moloka'i has the tallest sea cliffs in the world...some rising 2,000 feet above the Pacific waves.
13: Going up | and | going back down.
14: Get a little mud on the tires.....
15: Views from the road
20: Over the rainbow
24: Hanging on the Beach
28: Hiking on Nananhoa Hill, known as the Iron Wood Forest.
29: Legend states that the fertility god, Nananhoa, was admiring a young girl when his wife, Kawahuna, grabbed the girl in jealousy. Nananhoa struck Kawahuna and she fell down the hill, turning into this stone. Women having difficulty with conception come to this location to pray in hopes of having children. | Phallic Rock
30: Kalaupapa Peninsula | Kalaupapa National Historic Park was established in 1980 and preserves the historic leper colony. As the peninsula is isolated by the Pacific Ocean and 2000 foot sea cliffs, the only way to the colony was by boat or plane. Victims of Hansen's Disease were brought to the colony to live in isolation. Few survivors of the disease still reside there today.
31: Father Damien de Veuster came to the colony in 1873 as a missionary. He assisted the sick as a teacher, priest, and nurse. He died from leprosy on the peninsula in 1889. | The black sands further assisted with the peninsula's isolation as boat travelers would not stop for fear of the black sands. | Fragments from the original settlement still remain including an old school house, two churches, and the original hospital.
32: Other views of the Kalaupapa Peninsula
35: Moloka'i Museum and Cultural Center | Plow | Coffee Mill | R. W. Meyer's safe | Yolk | Birthing Stone | Power Wheel | Lima Bean Shucker | Machine Room
36: R. W. Meyer Sugar Mill This mill was built in 1878 and is the oldest working mill in the Hawaiian Islands. Rudolph Meyer, a German immigrant, married a high chiefess and settled on the Moloka'i Ranch. He built the mill which used mules and a steam engine to crush and process the sugarcane.
37: Parts of the Sugar Mill
38: Purdy's Macadamia Nut Farm "(Fruits of the Land) Tuddie Purdy owns a 5 acre Macadamia Nut Farm in Ho-olehua where they teach the history of Macademia Nut farming.
39: Roasted Macadamia Nuts | Fresh Coconut Slices | Macadamia Nut Honey | Macadamia Nut Honey Mustard | The honey and mustard are made from the flower blossoms of the plants.
40: Hanging with the Natives....
42: traditional Hawaiian dance
43: The native people of Hawaii have started teaching traditions such as poi. Poi is made from the taro plant and was a means of survival for the indigenous Hawaiian people. | Our tour guide's family has started growing taro patches on their land above the Halawa Valley.
44: Our hike up to Moa'lua Falls and Hipuapua Falls.
45: Banana Trees | Tropical Flowers | And some cool things we saw along the way.... | Passion Fruit | Ruins from homes of the indigenous Hawaiians
46: Some views of the falls along our hike.
47: Moa'ula Falls | This double-tiered waterfall plunges 250 feet into a green pool surrounded by rich vegetation. The pool is very cold and is about 4 feet deep.
48: Some places we stopped along the way...
49: Some things we found along the way...
51: Watching the sun set from the pier
52: Exotic Flowers of Hawaii
53: Mau'i | The Valley Isle
54: Aboard the Molokai Princess across the Pacific Ocean to Maui
55: Cruising on the Pacific
56: Hanging out in Maui
57: I like mine with lettuce and tomato, Heinz 57 and french fried potatoes, Big kosher pickle and cold draft beer, Good God almighty, which way do I steer for my | Cheeseburger in Paradise
58: The Banyan Tree This tree was planted in April 1873 to mark 50 years of Christian missionary work in Lahaina. The tree stands over 60 feet tall and stretches over a 200 square foot courtyard. The branches of the tree grow additional trunks snd the tree now has 12 additional trunks to its core.
62: The Old Jail | Hauola Stone | The Oldest Pacific Lighthouse | The Old Fort | Command Post of Kamehameha | Pioneer Hotel and Theater | Lele - Window to the World | Things we found in Maui
63: The Hawaiian Flag | The doctor's orders | Fish Hooks
65: Views from the pier
66: Watching the sun set
68: Aboard the Molokai Princess back to Molokai
69: O'ahu | The Gathering Place
70: Traveling in style
71: Menu Escargot a la Hy's Hy's Mixed Green Salad Steak and Lobster Steak Medallions Chocolate Lovers | Our Honeymoon Dinner
72: Where we stopped for lunch | Our tour guide, Cowboy | Our Hawaiian Bus Tour
73: Chinaman's Hat Island | Laie Hawaiian Temple | Waimea Valley | Things we saw along the way
75: Battle of Nu'uanu Pali In 1795, Kamehameha invaded O'ahu in his campaign to unity the Hawaiian islands. The Battle of Nu'uanu began in the Nu'uanu Valley and the O'ahu warriors were pushed north onto the cliffs of Nu'uanu Pali. These warriors, unable to defeat the Hawaiian Army, were pushed over the cliff's edge.
77: Different types of Macadamia Nuts
78: Picking out pearls | A pineapple plant | Dole Plantation
79: Where they filmed Jurassic Park
81: The North Shore
82: Pearl Harbor
83: Things we found inside the park
84: 3" 50 Gun | Tomohawk Cruise Missle | SUBROC Submarine Rocket | Submarine Rescue Chamber | Harpoon Missile | Submarine Centennial Time Capsule | Periscope | Japanese Suicide Torpedo | 40 MM Quad Gun Assembly
85: Conning Tower and Periscopes
87: The USS Arizona Memorial On December 7, 1941, the USS Arizona was bombed by the Japanese, killing 1,177 Navy crewman aboard the ship. The memorial straddles the original hull of the ship. To this day, more than 2.3 quarts of oil leak from the hull every day.
91: IN THE USS ARIZONA WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN ACTION 7 DECEMBER 1941 "From today on the USS Arizona will again fly our country's flag just as proudly as she did on the morning of 7 December 1941. I am sure the Arizona's crew will know and appreciate what we are doing. - Admiral A.W. Radford, USN 7 March 1950 MAY GOD MAKE HIS FACE TO SHINE UPON THEM AND GRANT THEM PEACE
92: USS Bowfin Nicknamed the Pearl Harbor Avenger, this submarine was launched on December 7, 1942. During its 9 war patrols, Bowfin sank 39 Japanese merchant ships and 4 military ships. This submarine is permanently homeported at Pearl Harbor.
93: The mechanics of the submarine
94: Rooms throughout the submarine
95: The Pearl Harbor Avenger
96: ...happen what may in the future, this day on the Missouri will stand out as a bright point that marks a tireless march toward an enduring peace." - Toshikazu Kase
98: Living quarters aboard the USS Missouri Battleship
101: Instrument of Surrender On September 2, 1945, Japan signed the Instrument of Surrender aboard the USS Missouri anchored among British ships in the Tokyo Bay. The seal on the floor indicates where the surrender was signed aboard the ship.
102: and home we go...