Ever since childhood I have loved the opening scene from the TV show Hawaii 5-O. Seriously, hula dancers, surfers, beaches, and good looking heroes. All grown up, I added the memorial for the USS Arizona to my Hawaii must-see list.
When not long ago I had a chance to visit Kona on the Big Island, I made plans to 'stop' in Honolulu. So starting at 5am was the mad dash to pay my respects and then time permitting check out those famed TV show opening scenes.
Fortunately for this night owl, five o'clock in the morning is around ten am back home so a crack of dawn tour of Pearl Harbor was no problem. I was able to explore the submarine Bowfin and then the battleship Missouri where the Japanese Instrument of Surrender was signed. But the Arizona Memorial was the star of my day. I learned so much about the ship, the servicemen aboard her, and the people who visit her. Finally getting a chance to share a bit of this with my readers in my new release the Look of Love was especially dear to me.
From Pearl Harbor it was a mad dash to take in the punch bowl, the Iolani Palace (5-O headquarters), Diamond Head (okay I cheated and stayed at the foot of Diamond Head) and of course, the surf at Waikiki. The day was one I will never forget and was thankful for the chance to revisit as I wrote the Look of Love.
Which brings me to more fun news for fans. From now until Valentine's Day a group of 25 bestselling authors – including moi – will be giving away free books and a chance to win a kindle fire.
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Read more about Dan and Maddie's Honolulu experience in my newest release from the Aloha Series: The Look of Love.
Aloha! And Mahalo!
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