That’s some back yard. We flew from Kauai to Oahu this morning and checked into our next vacation rental. Here’s the view from our back porch. Pretty amazing, isn’t it? (And I don’t even play golf.)

We spent most of today at Pearl Harbor, which, coming just after Veterans Day, had a special meaning. The interactive exhibits and the special three-screen documentary of the final 72 hours of the Pearl Harbor attack are absolutely riveting on many levels.

We’re in Hawaii for a few more days before heading back to Florida. Sometimes, it feels like we’ve been gone for a year.