We went to the USS Arizona. You have to get on a boat and they take you over to the memorial site which is set up above where the Arizona sank. It's overwhelming to think about what happened there and how many people died that day. The guide said that it was over 1100 (I think) that died on the Arizona alone but 3300 survived. When you are standing in the memorial you look down and you can see the ship, it's not super clear but you can definitely see the outlines of it. I kept thinking how much I wish my grandparents could see the memorial, especially my grandpa who is a WWII veteran. If it was poignant to me I can't imagine how moving it would be to them.
The below picture is of a Pearl Harbor survivor, he was stationed on Ford Island which is right behind where the USS Arizona is.
After Pearl Harbor we headed to the "Windward" side of the island and went to Kailua for lunch and then to Lanikai beach, which is supposed to be one of the nicest beaches in the country, which I would agree with. The water was warm, the sand was soft, and the view was amazing and really, the pictures don't do it justice.
Tonight, we just walked around Waikiki (which is kind of like the Vegas strip, only it's next to the beach and there are no casinos) and had dinner and relaxed. We are still a little jet-lagged.
As promised here is the view from our hotel balcony.