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The Aloha Diaries, Part 3 — Naval Gazing

Yesterday, the Greenwich High choral groups headed to the naval base on Ford Island in Hawaii, where they toured the Pacific Aviation Museum and performed on the dock at the Battleship Missouri.

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The kids are so tightly scheduled that I’ve had only brief conversations with Catherine and Basil, mostly via text message. Basil’s efforts to send me video from his phone camera have failed, so I can’t let you hear how the kids sounded.

This soldier was nice enough to pose with Catherine before they sang.

This soldier was nice enough to pose with Catherine before they sang.

Sunday night, they had an experience out of the movies, though, during dinner at the Hard Rock Cafe in Honolulu, Basil said. The band was playing some of the music the kids have sung in the past during their pops concerts, and was persuaded to play Bohemian Rhapsody. The kids brought down the house with their rendition.

Late afternoon refreshment. Catherine and her friend Amanda.

Late afternoon refreshment. Catherine and her friend Amanda. Wonder how much of that pineapple they ate!

Today looks like lots of fun: a trip to Oahu, lunch at the Turtle Bay Resort, hanging out on Waimea Beach, a tour of the Dole Pineapple Plantation and a performance at The Ala Moana Center.

Tomorrow, they’ll tour and perform at the USS Arizona Memorial.

Already in the fleeting phone chats I’ve had, I can hear how tired they are battling jet leg while constantly in motion. I’m seriously going to have to shovel the two of them into the car when I pick them up back at the high school Friday evening.

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About Terri S. Vanech

Wife, mother, communications specialist, Jazzercise instructor and recently reunited adoptee. I'm living out loud -- and trying to make it all work -- in midlife. Having a sense of humor sure helps.

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One thought on “The Aloha Diaries, Part 3 — Naval Gazing

  1. The 6-hour time difference can be devastating on your body. And to land and go into a full schedule immediately — good thing they’re young! They will sleep for days when they get home.

    Posted by Karen Waggoner | February 11, 2014, 12:17 pm

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