In September, 2012, I made an eight day trip to Oahu followed by nine days on Kauai. This will be a report on the first part of that trip. Oahu is like home to me - I lived here with my family for three years in the late 1960's. In many ways, it has changed dramatically, in other ways, very little.

Oahu is called "The Gathering Place" because many of the early polynesian settlers found it an ideal home. Later in native Hawaiian history. Kamehameha the Great defeated the other warring kings in 1795 and established the ... (more)