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Waikiki/Oahu Vacation Semi Live May 14-23


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The Missouri tour was very interesting. The ship was in service from 1945 to 1955. It was then decommissioned and sat dormant for 30 years. It was then put back into service in 1986 and served during the first Persian gulf war. All the displays were from the early 90’s. 
 

pictures of some of the technology on board 

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Enjoying your posts. We will hopefully be in Honolulu in September for cruise. Will arrive a couple of days early to see the sights. Especially looking forward to hike up Diamond Head and of course strolling Waikiki Beach. 🏖

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Last stop was the Pearl Harbor aviation museum 

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We bought The Passport to Pearl Harbor tickets. It includes admission to the USS Missouri(battleship) USS Bowfin(submarine) and the Aviation Museum. We never got to the Bowfin. Admission to the USS Arizona is free but you must reserve tickets for the boat ride over to the memorial. I don’t know if they have this normal times but there is a standby line if you didn’t get tickets in advance to the USS Arizona 

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pebbles1102;  thank you for sharing your vacation pics and review.  I am headed with my family to Oahu in three weeks.  Am getting covid test at Walgreens and look forward to having fun on Waikiki beach.  Thanks for doing this timely review.  

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For a nice, chill meal; check out the Chart House in Waikiki. I think it is the oldest Chart House still in existence and the only one still owned by original partner Joey Cabell. Joey was born in Honolulu and by 15 was already a surfing legend at Waikiki. He and partner Buzzy Bent opened the first Chart House in 1962 and built the chain. When the partners sold the chain many years later Joey held on to the Waikiki location he opened in 1969 and he still runs the show at 82.

 

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6 hours ago, pebbles1102 said:

Enjoying a burger from Seven Brothers in the north shore

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In the immortal words of Rodney Allen Rippey, "It's too big-a-eat!"

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Backtracking a bit. On Thursday we visited Iolani Palace, the only royal residence in the United States. It was a great tour and we learned a lot about the history of Hawaii

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Our tour guide

 

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Dining Room

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a beautiful gown

 

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After the tour we walked around Chinatown. This is the most authentic Chinatown I have ever seen. It had all kinds of food, clothing, and  souvenirs. It also had a pharmacy where you could get traditional Chinese herbal medicine. 

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