29.09.2010 - 29.09.2010 26 °C
Our goal for the last day in Hawaii was to visit Old China Town and the Historic sites of downtown Honolulu. We start out along the busy beaches lined with resorts.
We slowly make our way west toward Honolulu from Waikiki through the streets. As we reach downtown Honolulu we are surrounded by the older architecture. Kawaiaha'o Church is an enormous church made out of coral blocks. It's considered the mother church of Hawaii. The tomb of King Lunalilo's is built in front of the church. He wanted to be buried among common people rather than in the Royal Mausoleum. He loved the people so much and felt he would be closer to them buried there.
As we are getting our fill of site seeing, the skies darken and rain begins fall. Everyone scrambles looking for shelter. We find cover at our bus stop heading back to our hotel. Somehow we didn't have 5 bucks for the bus, so Julie had to bum a dollar to pay our fare. The day disappears catching up on blogs and packing up for our 10 PM departure to New Zealand. We say good-bye to the northern hemisphere and quietly slip forward in time. As everyone sleeps the plane crosses the International Date Line and we lose one day. September 30th, 2010, does not exist for us.