Mike and Carole

Carole and I got married on October 16, 2017 and are just starting our travels together. This seemed like a great forum to track and document those travels. Carole is a nurse practitioner and I am an attorney and consultant. We live in Atlanta.
  • Day7

    Waikiki Beach

    January 25, 2017 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 25 °C

    On Tuesday night we had Helena's Hawaiian food for dinner. We both thought it was a bit overrated, but they were very nice when we told them we were first timers. Later that night and again Wednesday morning we headed to Waikiki Beach. We met some of Carole's coworkers Tuesday night and just hung out at the beach Wednesday morning and early afternoon before having to head back to the airport to head home.Read more

  • Day6

    USS Missouri

    January 24, 2017 in the United States ⋅ 🌧 23 °C

    The Missouri was controversially chosen by Truman to be the ship that staged the surrender of the Japanese (most felt it should be a ship that was stationed in Pearl Harbor during the attack). The Missouri was later used in the Korean War and the Gulf War before being retired to Pearl Harbor. We enjoyed checking out the way those guys lived while at sea and seeing the old computers from the early 90's. I'm depressed that is considered "old" now. Of course, Carole found a spelling error.Read more

  • Day6

    USS Missouri memorial

    January 24, 2017 in the United States ⋅ 🌧 23 °C

    After visiting the Arizona, we bought tickets (rather expensive) to see the USS Missouri. The price was really worth it though to see where the Japanese surrendered to Gen. Macarthur and take a tour and explore the ship on our own. We got a pic of the document of surrendur and the captain's quarters. The other pic is a shot from the visitors center looking out over Pearl Harbor.Read more

  • Day6

    Pearl Harbor USS Arizona Memorial

    January 24, 2017 in the United States ⋅ 🌧 23 °C

    Mike got online and bought tickets early the previous day so that we could go see the USS Arizona memorial. We just about missed our tour because it was almost impossible to find parking, but we made it. The memorial was amazing. It is built right above where the old ship lays and you can see the oil still bubbling up from the ship 75 years after she was sunk. A sobering thought to know that the bodies of hundreds of American sailors are still there in the sunken ship below, having paid the ultimate price for our country.Read more

  • Day5

    Hanauma Bay

    January 23, 2017 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 24 °C

    On Monday afternoon, we headed to Hanauma Bay for some snorkeling. Carole, of course, had her own snorkel and mask and Mike had to rent one. It was a little chilly, but we saw some amazing fish. Mike even saw a couple of sea turtles after Carole got too cold and headed back to the beach. The last pic is from the pool area in our condo building. We had Helena's Hawaiian food that night. We both thought it was a bit overrated.Read more

  • Day5

    Bishop Museum

    January 23, 2017 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 24 °C

    On Monday morning Carole was back at her conference and Mike headed to the Bishop Museum which was a really interesting look at Hawaii's history. Some fascinating exhibits told the story of how Hawaii was united under King Kamehameha, and how it eventually became a US territory and state. The cape and helmet below are what Kalaniʻōpuʻu, the king of Hawaii island at the time, placed on Capt. James Cook as a gesture of good will when he arrived at the island. Like many other European explorers to new lands, they thought he was a god.Read more

  • Day4

    Waimanalo/Makupu'u and Halona blowhole

    January 22, 2017 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 23 °C

    All kinds of beautiful views along the coast here, but the highlight was the Halona Blowhole. Apparently, on some days, there isn't much to see there, but this was a very windy day with heavy surf so the water was spewing up from the blowhole with every wave. Took some good videos. We got takeout that night at a Hawaiian seafood place. Lobster, crab, crawfish and shrimp. Had to work to get the food, which Mike did not care for; and it was a mess, which Carole did not care for, but we look like we had fun, right?Read more

  • Day4

    Pali lookout

    January 22, 2017 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 21 °C

    On Sunday Carole went to her conference and Mike visited a little PCA church in Honolulu. It just happened to be potluck Sunday! Woo hoo! Then we decided to drive around the rest of Oahu and stopped at Pali lookout first. Very very windy day!!

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