On the Road and In Your Backyard

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Today, pictures from valued commenter JoeyJoeJoe.

I went last week in Hawaii, visiting for the first time. My friend went with me, and has now been to every state.

Taken on 2018-12-02 00:00:00

Kualoa Ranch

This was before the start of the race

Taken on 2018-12-01 00:00:00

Koko head

I got to the top as the sun was setting

Taken on 2018-11-30 00:00:00


Front of the building

Taken on 2018-12-04 00:00:00

Pearl Harbor

On deck of the ship

Taken on 2018-12-01 00:00:00

Diamond Head

On top of Diamond Head


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11 replies
  1. 1
    raven says:

    Nice, the deck on the Missouri are teak.

  2. 2
    Elizabelle says:

    Love the sunset and slopes. But they’re all good. What a wonderful trip! Happy Friday, peeps.

  3. 3
    Amir Khalid says:

    What building is that the front of? I think I used to see it in the opening credits for the Jack Lord Hawaii Five-O.

  4. 4
    Elizabelle says:

    I am wondering if those are balloons on the building’s front, or something else.

    We lived in Hawaii when I was little. Moved back to the mainland for first grade and have not been back since.

  5. 5

    @Amir Khalid: Iolani Palace, the only royal palace in the United States.

  6. 6
    J R in WV says:


    I think they’re floats rather than balloons.

  7. 7
    JPL says:

    What fun and please share which state you enjoyed the most.

  8. 8
    OzarkHillbilly says:

    I have a pic my old man took of the USS Missouri but it’s from a different angle. Taken from about 2,000′ feet up, the deck is crowded with all kinds of military luminaries. You can’t really make him out but Douglas MacArthur is there and so is Mamoru Shigemitsu.

  9. 9
    JoeyJoeJoe says:

    Thanks, I’m not sure how I made it up Koko Head. I’m not in bad shape, but I had to take a couple of rests on the way up. My legs were sore for the next two days after that.

  10. 10
    David Evans says:

    Kualoa – love the bird head on the skyline. It’s a real-life Magritte (Domain of Arnheim)

  11. 11
    eclare says:

    Wonderful pics, only been to Maui

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