The Road from Waipio Overlook

Is a steep one! I didn't remember what steep was like until climbing back up the road out of the valley. I wondered who would win the argument for sorest, my quads or hamstrings which brought me back to hiking the Via Ferrata and the climb first thing each day from the cozy Refugio up to the Ferrata, ugh, such a tough way to start each day! Once there, it was so beautiful that the slog became a dim recollection as I hoped this hill would soon be as well.Today I left water and lunch in the car, what a bad move. At least there is a breeze to keep me a but cooler and lunch will taste so good when I finally get there! Only a few more curves to go...


A few moments inside the USS Arizona Memorial

Being a kid born in the mid-50's, the bombing of Pearl Harbor was part of my parents lives but it didn't weigh on me except as some nebulous catalyst that brought the US into WWII. Going to Pearl Harbor and hearing the story, seeing the film, walking into the memorial, all hit home in a way that I never would have suspected. It is a beautiful memorial with a thoughtful and contemplative design. If you are ever in Honolulu you might take a short time to see this monument and to pay your respects. By the way, the USS Bowfin submarine is waaaay cool! Pair USS Arizona Memorial

USS Bowfin