Pearl Harbor is not like any other museum experience. One must prepare for this excursion. I get up at 0530 in the morning in anticipation of getting free tickets. Driving to Pearl from Waikiki is a half hour and I want to be sure to be there in time to stand in line to get tickets especially for my girlfriend who has never been. Yes. FREE. Tour guides ask for top dollar to take you to this site. Tourism is high up as a way of making a living on the islands. I think the price they ask is a bit high. I was quoted $115/person. I rented a car..
Entering sacred waters toward the USS Arizona Memorial . The ship is beneath the white structure
Friday is here and my weekend begins. It’s becoming my favorite time like I was a kid in school. This photo was taken with a great friend by my side. We never know who may touch us when given a chance. #friendship101
What a treat to live in one of the most beautiful places in America. I have called Washington State my home for almost all my adult life. Leavenworth is a small community two hours east of me. I typically drive highway two over Steven’s Pass when I take house guests to enjoy this city. As one reaches this destination, you are overwhelmed by the sheer majestic views of a once logging town and center of the railroads.
Leavenworth has since become a huge tourist’s travel spot for those wanting to experience the European lifestyle. The town of 2000 becomes wildly alive on weekends.
It truly is a happy place to feel alive in a town that takes you back to a more simple life. Get this. The town wax incorporated only a little over a 100 years ago.
I am not one for big driving trips, but this one is a must every time I get a chance to take a friend or family.
Where else can you find a prehistoric nutcracker!!!!
(photo above courtesy of my collections of postcards from about 15 years ago.)
Can a building really mean so much? The heart of a city is a big shoe to fill. The feelings are certainly there when you walk through St. Sebald which is the oldest parish church in Nuremberg, Germany.