On Monday we drove into Honolulu to visit Pearl Harbor. I don’t think I realized how much there was to see and do at the memorial site. You could tour the USS Bowfin, the USS Missouri, visit the Pacific Air Museum, and of course visit the USS Arizona Memorial. We started out the day planning on touring everything.
Our first stop was the USS Bowfin. It is a submarine launched exactly one year after the attack on Pearl Harbor.
The kitchen on the USS Bowfin – so tiny! But they have a scale to weigh Cooper in 🙂
Kirk manning the engines.
View of the USS Arizona Memorial from the deck of the USS Bowfin periscope.
Our next stop was the USS Missouri, the battleship that was the site of the Japanese surrender during World War II.
The site of the Japanese surrender of WWII
The kitchen on the USS Missouri – so much bigger than the one on the submarine!
Our next stop was supposed to be the USS Arizona Memorial, but the group consensus was to stay and explore the USS Missouri more and skip the actual memorial.
Here is a view of the memorial from the USS Missouri.
Our last stop of the day was the Pacific Air Museum.
The bullet holes in the glass are from December 7, 1941 during the attack on Pearl Harbor.
By the end of the day, we were all exhausted and ready to head back to our home and relax.