Cinema adventure on the island Oahu – Day 2: And they are captured in the history forever

Although today we will manage to stroll in the park where fish and ducks will be fed by us and to rest on the beach, I think that the most important event is the visit to the sunk battleship ‘Arizona’ and a museum-ship ‘Missouri’ as both of these giants left a remarkable trail in the history of humanity.
Cinema adventure on the island Oahu

Trip duration: 7 days

Gvenet Bloom

Goofy Cafe & Dine

Breakfast Spots, Cafés

Let’s start our day from the breakfast in the cafe which is slightly similar to the one where Lucy and Henry, the characters of film ‘50 First Dates’ met. If you can, take a table with a sofa. A pleasant interior, there are three sections in the menu: breakfasts, lunches and dinners. The number of dishes is not extend yet all of them are diverse. They use products from the island when cooking and the slogan of cafe: ‘Eat local’.

USS Arizona Memorial

Historic Sites

There is no other memorial similar to this one in the whole world. Design by Honolulu architect Alfred Preis the memorial is dedicated to the team of battleship ‘Arizona’ as well as to other members of military services and to the civilians who died during the attack on Pearl Harbor on the 7th of December in 1941 A 75 minute tour awaits you: 25 minute long documentary film and after you are delivered to the memorial by boat. 1, 177 soldiers and sailors died on the ship. More than 900 of them still sleep undersea. My skin crawled because the ship which found rest at a depth of 40 feet is at the same time a breathtaking and threatening spectacle. The memorial was shown in the TV serial Hawaii 5.0 right in the first episode.

Moanalua Botanical Gardens

Botanical Gardens

An enormous park with a wide range of different plants and trees. There is space for both active games and calm rest here. The park covers 26 acres. The gem of this territory is the Hitachi Tree, which has been used as a logo of Japanese electronics company since 1973. You also can feed fish and ducks if you follow to the Koi pond, which is located on the territory of park. We spent a lot of time comparing monkey trees and attempting to realize why it is the Hitachi tree, which belongs to the mentioned above type that is has gained such a popularity. Try to find the answer yourselves. Goodluck!

USS Missouri Memorial

Historic Sites

A battleship Missouri was constructed at the edge of the World War II and was commissioned on the 11th of June in 1944. The ship participated at least in two big wars. In particular, in the World War II and in the Korean War. There were many military exercises on the board of Missouri and the ship saw the world. Today this place is a good museum where you are told about the 70 years long existence of ship and about the role it played in the world history. It was really captivating to watch photos of sailors who once served here and to listen about the sea life.

The Alley Restaurant

Japanese Restaurants, Bowling Alleys

We chose this restaurant on the advice of local citizens. They said this place must be included in the list of spots to have a bite in. I can say that the interior of cafe is somehow special but the dishes are really magnificent and interesting. Someone may be convinced that the fried octopuses can not be the main plat, yet I was delighted that I had listened to myself and had ordered them.

White Plains Beach

Surf Spots

It is not the most popular place among tourists. This fact, on my opinion, make the beach even more attractive and more valuable than others. A clear sandy coast and small waves. Why did I mention the size of waves? – I don’t know how to surf and for people like me this place is a good discovery. You can exert yourselves here.

The Cheesecake Factory

American Restaurants

We came here to have a supper and we enjoyed everything. However, a toothsome steak or a fresh salad weren’t the best part, it was a dessert. They serve cheesecakes of an extremely delicate flavour and other dainties. The cake recipes are a family secret and are given to pastrycooks from mouth to mouth.