Pearl Harbor: The Arizona MemorialBy day Three Ben and I decided that we are different vacation type people. We enjoy relaxing at night to a movie or a hot tub, but during the day... we like to be busy! We want to be adventurous and explore things that we don't get to at home. So on Wednesday we took off to Pearl Harbor. Being a former History major, and my father's daughter, I already knew a lot about Pearl Harbor. But we wanted to see it first hand. It was amazing and sad all together. Let's just say Ben Affleck left some things wanting...
The Arizona Memorial was so amazing. It's technically a National Park, so it's free too. Ben commented that the other "attraction" for lack of a better word, was a tour or a battle ship where kids could turn knobs and that sort of thing, was not what we wanted to see and the Arizona was, so why was it free. I said that I didn't think people probably didn't feel right charging you to see what is basically a gravesite. Kind of wrong ya know?The Oringinal anchor from the Arizona. Ben wanted it to be all rusty and rotting, but they painted it to look pretty. Sorry Ben.All the names of the people who died and many who are still inside the ship to this day. So sad.
Infront of a battle ship and the markers all represent the ships that were docked at Pearl Harbor and the names of the people who died.
Ben's Lesson Learned from this picture: Hot day+ Sun+ Metal+Black= burning hand while taking picture!