The main purpose of stopping in Honolulu before heading over to the Big Island (our final destination) was going to Pearl Harbor. My grandfather and my father in-law were both in the Navy during WWII, and it was important to Tee and I that we visit such a historic site if we had the opportunity. So we were up early the next morning to do just that.
We happened to be there while the NIOC Change of Command ceremony was taking place. I found the formality of the event intriguing.
This is why the air in Hawaii always smells so good. Plumeria trees are everywhere!
We bought tickets to tour the USS Arizona, but before we could go, the Navy closed the harbor to boat travel because of choppy water. This prevented us from being able to cross the harbor to where the Arizona was docked. We would have to wait until tomorrow…