Yesterday afternoon started with a forty minute drive into the big city of Waikiki with an accidental detour to Hickam AFB. OOPS... stay right on the 99. We eventually made it to Pearl Harbor and jammed our brains with WWII history in the museum. We watched a movie about the events that led up to the war and then took the ferry across the bay to the memorial above the USS Arizona. It was a very sombering experience to realize that almost 1200 bodies were below us.
After the boat ride back we headed over to the Aloha stadium. On Saturdays and Sundays there is a "swap meet." Which is basically a big market with lots of tourist junk to buy. We were disappointed that there weren't any good, handmade treasures mixed in. Overall it left much to be desired. We were glad that we hadn't made the trip around the island just for the swap meet. We had hoped to make it all the way into downtown, but with a tired, cranky baby and a hungry teenager, we headed back to Hale'iwa, the little town by our condo to eat and shop. I am sad that we only have two more days here in Hawaii, I don't want the vacation to end!