Going into this last Christmas season without my boys was just to hard to think about. So I decided to run away! I ran far away . . . to a place where it didn't feel like Christmas in any way . . . . Hawaii! It was warm, beautiful and full of people everywhere, even on Christmas day. Hawaii turned out to be the perfect place for me to get through the holiday season without going crazy.
Monday, January 30, 2012
While in Hawaii I had the opportunity to take a "LOST" tour. For 5 hours I rode around in a Humvee (yes we did go off road) checking out places where the the TV shot Lost was filmed. Being a big fan of the show (I own all 6 seasons on DVD) I had a blast!! To see places like Locke's Dad's house, the place where Jacobs cabin was, the Other's island, the dock, Hurley's golf course and many other places was so cool.
There are a lot of pictures . . . . sorry I had a hard time choosing. If you make it to the end, you'll see the fun photo's the tour guide took. :)In the photo above you can see The Other's island. Also, if you look really close, you can see the dock where Jack, Kate, Sawyer and Hurley were captured by The Others
The photo below doubled for at least 2 different places. They used the inside for Jin's Dad's house. The outside was used when Mr. Ecko was selling drugs.
Below is the view just to the left of Hurley's hill. If you watch the first or second episode . . . where Jack, Kate and Charlie are going to find the cockpit, you'll see this exact view.
Thursday, January 26, 2012
I'm a sucker for a good sunset. Hawaii is a great place for sunsets. You don't have to wait for the right conditions. Every night has a beautiful sunset!!
I've always wanted to see the Arizona Memorial. WWII history has always fascinated me for some reason, and the Arizona is no exception. So when I decided to go to Hawaii to avoid Christmas, I knew the Arizona would be on my list of things to see. It was really interesting to walk around the visitors area and read about the events that led up to, happened during and after the attack on Pearl Harbor. After a 30 minute video, a large group of over 100 people were taken to the actual memorial. I thought it would be a very solemn thing to be standing on the memorial looking over the ledge at the sunken ship. But there were so many people there you had to move quickly to see the whole thing. Not to mention we were there for such a short time period. By the time I was done taking pictures and ready to just take it in, it was time to get back on the boat. It was really neat to be there, but I'd like to go back someday when it's not as crowded so I can truly take it all in . . . .