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Final reflection

Final thoughts? There are a lot of them and I don’t know where to start. I remember starting the trip with very little expectations, mostly expecting those expectations to be thrown out by the time we left. If anything I dislike tourism even more now that I’ve seen what it does to a place.I had hoped that Hawai’i would be more … Continue Reading

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The Arizona Memorial or “Pearl Harbor Day”

I will never forget the smell of oil on the water that continues to spill from the sunken battleship beneath our feet after 75 years and one month. This morning we joined a long line of people waiting at the gates of the Arizona Memorial’s visitor’s center this morning and were immediately whisked inside. Before we boarded a ferry that would … Continue Reading

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