Informative Essay

Topics: Hawaii, Oahu, Hawaiian Islands Pages: 2 (811 words) Published: April 30, 2013
My Most Memorable Trip
The summer going into my eighth grade year, me and my family took a trip to the beautiful state of Hawaii. We went to three different islands and stayed three nights on each island. So the trip took us two weeks.

Honolulu was the first island we went to. We stayed on Waikiki Beach. Waikiki Beach is the most famous beach in Hawaii. Waikiki Beach is known for its spectacular surfing. Many movies have been filmed on this beach over the years. We stayed at the world famous Royal Hawaiian Hotel which has also been the host site for many Hawaiian movies. While we were in Honolulu we learned how to surf and we visited Pearl Harbor. Surfing I think was the hardest thing I have ever done but it was still so much fun. I think I got up at least once however it didn’t last for long as a huge wave wiped me out. My brother got up every time. He was much better than myself and became very good. Our next visit was Pearl Harbor. Pearl Harbor was awesome to see because of all the old tools they used during the war. Pearl Harbor was a very educational stop on our trip. We learned the history of events leading up to the unexpected bombing of this American military base. While at Pearl Harbor we toured the museum and watched a video of the actual bombing. We then visited a memorial to the many American soldiers killed in the bombing. We toured a submarine and took a ferry to board the sunken Missouri ship which still entombed many soldiers. Our final evening in Honolulu we attended a native Luau. We were entertained by Hawaiian hula dancers and fire twirling men. We also watched the Hawaiian men climb coconut trees with their bare feet and hands and paddle hand carved canoes. Finally we enjoyed a meal of roasted pig which cooked all day in the ground. This may have been the highlight of our stay in Honolulu.

The next island on our stop was the Big Island of Hawaii. We had to fly to the big island so we had to pack up our suitcases again which of course...
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