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Final Reviews

On May 10, Jon's class held final reviews in the Innovation space in Wurster hall.




 

Hawaii

The last week in May, we took a week of for a vacation in Hawaii. We have been to Hawaii many times before, but this trip we visited Lanai, a new island for us, and we spent some time at Pearl Harbor, visiting the Arizona memorial and other exhibits.

Oahu

Our first day, we stayed at the Halekulani Hotel on the water in Waikiki. We had an oceanfront 8th floor room but did not have too much time to spend in it.




Pearl Harbor

Our second day, we visited Pearl Harbor and toured the Arizona Memorial, including the submarine Bowfin, the battleship Missouri, and the Pacific Aviation Museum.







After leaving the Arizona Memorial, we went over to the "Mighty Mo"/USS Missouri battleship.  Commissioned in 1944, it was the site of the surrender of the Empire of Japan in World War II.





Note: Nine 16-inch guns which could hit a target up to 20 miles away.


 We next visited the Pacific Aviation Museum.  The tower was used in the modern "Pearl Harbor" movie although the airfield is sleepy today.



Our last stop was the submarine, the Bowfin, built in 1942, served in World War II, Korean War, and most recently the Gulf War before final decommissioning in Oahu.





Koele Lodge

After Oahu and Pearl Harbor we flew over to Lanai for a week. Lanai is a very small island, a former pineapple plantation with only about 3500 residents and 35 miles of paved roads. We stayed first at the Koele Lodge up in the hills near the town of Lanai city. In Koele we played tennis, hiked, and did some horseback riding.


 




Manele Bay

After Koele, we went to Manele Bay, just a few miles away, on the ocean. There we played tennis and read on the beach. The hotel featured a lot of beautiful gardens and landscaping.









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