My favorite plane of the day :)
We decided that instead of waiting 2 hours to go on the USS Arizona Memorial that we'd check out the Pacific Aviation Museum located on Pearl Harbor base instead. We decided to upgrade our tickets to include a tour with Ken. We spent a good 2+ hours being toured around the museum along with the complete aviation history of WWII. Our favorite part was actually going into the hangar next door & seeing all the different aircrafts as well as meeting a WWII vet that was on base during the Pearl Harbor attack!
Tower that was finished after the attack
Japanese aircrafts that attacked Pearl Harbor
Little red aircraft
One of the first few planes to take off from boats
Hubs in front of the B-23
Bullet holes from the Pearl Harbor attack
Inside the hangar
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Plane similar to ones I sat in at Moffett Field
Helicopter similar to what the President would take
Space pod pulled from the ocean
Dick was one awesome WWII veteran. He was in the hangar when the attacks happened. He actually believes that some of the bullet holes were friendly fire, lol :)
Meet Dick who's 90-something & a living part of US history
His sign :)
We took a quick trip to see the USS Utah. It's so sad to see it all sunken & that all it's members are still trapped within. Their final resting place...
USS Utah Memorial
USS Utah Memorial
We had a quick but very filling lunch at Curryhouse, recommended by a friend of mine. I got the chicken katsu with kimchi curry. So good!
Chicken & kimchi curry
We also decided to check out the Army Museum near Waikiki since it was basically free. We saw an awesome helicopter on the roof :)
We finally decided to stop by Uncle Clay's House of Pure Aloha to try his 5-star shaved ice. I can say we were so bummed we didn't stop by our first day in Oahu! You can read my review on Yelp here. Uncle Clay is an amazingly sweet individual who is very passionate about spreading aloha to all! :)
Lilikoi & kalespin on top of Tahitian vanilla ice cream
With Uncle Clay himself!
We finished the evening with having a passionfruit infused beer at the Kona Brewing Company :)
Are you into planes? Would you try the amazing shaved ice at Uncle Clay's? :)