Today I went back to Pearl Harbor to see the rest of the things I had not seen yet.
First, I went through the displays and stopped to read some things more closely. I watched a film about the attack. It was really a surprise attack of epic proportions. Afterwards, I went to the Arizona memorial again.
After that I took in the U.S.S. Bowfin, a retired submarine. That was very interesting, but I damn sure would not want to be on one of those things. The newer ones are bigger and probably more comfortable, but still…
Next up… The U.S.S. Missouri. That is one bad-assed piece of hardware. What an impressive ship. They have several parts of it opened for tours, and it is amazing how big it is inside. I don’t know how the sailors on those huge ships can ever find their way around with all of the compartments and passageways in an emergency situation.
The last stop of the day was the Pacific Aviation Museum. They had a lot of interesting planes on display and an area where they are doing restorations of old planes.
I have always been interested in the old WWII stuff. It was pretty special to be able to see these historic ships and planes, and in such a historical place. It really is quite something to see it all in person. I would definitely recommend seeing all of the historic sites at Pearl Harbor.