Sunday, July 4, 2010

Pearl Harbor and Manoa Falls

So today, as part of BJ doing his US History with us here, we made a trip to Pearl Harbor. The folks there helped us with some educational materials, and we had a great time seeing a number of things there. Sadly, we needed to wait 4 hours before we could get out to the Arizona Memorial.

So, in the meantime we hiked to Manoa Falls. It was a beautiful hike. It was also a very, very muddy hike. Jacob and Sabrina were so excited they led the way and kept going and going and going, way ahead of the rest of us, and we had a hard time keeping up. We saw the gorgeous falls, and loved how the whole place really is a Rain Forest Jungle. But we got totally covered in mud. We cleaned up as best we could, but we were still pretty muddy when we went to the Arizona.

We all had a meaningful experience there. We were very touched by what people have done for us so that we could enjoy our great Freedom. As Dad and Sabrina were in the part where the list the names of the people who died, Sabrina said to Dad "I wish they didn't have to die". She was so sincere, and so saddened that this had happened. It was very touching.

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