Today was the day to spend some time with my grandsons and we decided to play Pokemon Go, a location based reality for the kids, and Ingress, "the world is not what it seems", for me. My daughter, their mom, did the driving so we could travel between the real world and the virtual world, blowing up and capturing portals and collecting Pokemon or pocket monsters.
The kids did great on their gadgets while I struggled but gave it a valiant effort on my iPhone. Both games have the same locations where our respective hot spots SPAWN. So that made it easier.
A great way to see the City of Honolulu.
What ends up happening is that we drove to a whole bunch of places that we would normally not go, such as the most eastern part of Sand Island with great views over downtown Honolulu and some ships.
The photo above is of our interisland cruise ship. Last time I had seen it was at Kailua-Kona on the Big Island of Hawaii.
And then there was this interisland container ship that was just getting moved around by tug boats. Normally container ships look blah with all the containers being the same. Not this one, it looked like a kind of Beverly Hillbilly floating barge, with colorful containers of a variety that I have never seen before.
Here's the container ship as seen from Sand Island by a weekend fisherman enjoying the day. What a nice guy, he told us all about the happenings around the harbor.
Oh, and just about at the tip of his fishing pole? That's Aloha Tower with the Aloha Tower Market Place and its green roofs at water's edge. Lots of great shopping and restaurants including Gordon Biersch, a favorite hangout of mine. That's where I went to hear Jimmy Borges entertain/sing who held court at Trappers nightclub at the Hyatt Regency in the 70s and 80s. He recently passed away. Such a loss.
Everywhere I go, there are so many memories of the 26 years that I have lived in Hawaii. Even Sand Island, I remember it when there was NOTHING there that you wanted to go see except Marianas Sailing Club. I'll feature it another time. It's worth it.
Aloha from Hawaii,