We All Should Go Once... And It's Free

January 29th, 2010
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You know how we roll at WWD! - wen we can kokua and share any tips, information... anything, we share without hesitation - it's called da Aloha Spirit. Some get more than oddahs, some no more - it's an "attitude" you cannot fake cause it comes from da heart.

I get two bits of "Aloha" I like share with you and best yet?....... They F to da R to da double E! FREE FREE FREE!

Da first not going happen till March but I'm surah more info will pop up again once it gets closer but I wanted to send out a huge Mahalo Nui Loa to Leslie and Sal Hernandez for bringing back a classic dat today's generation will hopefully get a chance to experience da drive-inn.

No, not da drive-thru...... drive-inn movies!  (Click hea' to read da article by Dan Nakaso)

The "new" location is set for Aloha Stadium aftah da swap meet closes up and I'm actually kinda excited about it. One of da catches about it though is dat da movies itself will be dated by a few months as they are not allowed to "compete" (per their licensing agreement) with current movies but who cares? It's more about da atmosphere and da freedom to actually go to da bathroom without stepping on toes right?   :wink: 

I went to a few and it was fun to actually watch movies "outside". Plus I'm surah all you MLC'ers have some "fond" memories eh?   :razz: 

I certainly hope you'll get a chance to go since it appears it'll only run for a month and then it's a "see if it's doable" kine of affair.

Da second, is something I hope many of you will take advantage of tomorrow and if not now, hopefully later. You may have heard about it already, you may have not and if you're able to change plans I certainly hope you can check out the USS Missouri on Saturday January 30th. (Click hea' to read da article)

In a rare offering, the Battleship Missouri Memorial will be offering free admission to kama'aina and military personnel to help celebrate the Mighty Mo's official reopening from dry-dock repairs. The "Mighty Mo Pass," which is a new all-in-one ticket to experience the famous battleship, includes a single admission, plus a choice from one of the following tours:

  • Mighty Mo Tour (35-minute guided tour)
  • Guide2Go iPod Tour (audio-visual tour using the Apple "iPod touch" corresponding to shipboard signage)
  • Acoustiguide Tour (audio-only tour also corresponding to signage)
  • The option to tour the battleship at one's own pace along a variety of self-guided tour routes.

There is an upgrade to da Battle Stations Tour (additional $25) which features a new 90-minute guided tour. It's da most comprehensive tour and features, including many areas of the ship not accessible without a tour guide. Only Battle Stations Tour participants see da inside of Turret No. 1, an engine room, a plotting room and da "Broadway" (an internal corridor that extends two-thirds of da length of the ship).

Personally, I'd pay da extra $25 and do da Battle Stations Tour. It'll add up if you have a family but if you can afford it, it sounds like da most "fun" and interesting thing to do.

I've always wanted to go on the USS Missouri and unfortunately cannot make the free showing. I am really really disappointed but I promise you, for those who are unable to attend tomorrow's free showing, dat I'll make it there as soon as I can and do an indept blog about it with CHOKE pictures! It's not a "tourist" attraction, it's history and if you don't get chicken skin from it, visit da USS Arizona Memorial next door and you certainly will from dat.

So if you can check it whether it be now or later, make surah you go share with your ohana.

Have a grrrreeeeat weekend everybodies and I hope you'll use and share da two Tips Of Da Day bits!

Happy Feel Good Friday!

Shoots!
k-den

 

Braddah Lance Kwon

25 Responses to “We All Should Go Once... And It's Free”

  1. Makiki:

    Foist?


  2. sally:

    Second!

    Good Morning!


  3. sally:

    I'm not so sure about getting to the Drive In, sounds interesting though.

    HOWEVER.... touring the Mighty Mo? I HIGHLY recommend it! My friends and I took the full blown tour and you are absolutely right, worth every ... single ... penny!


  4. Ocean Lover:

    Good Morning!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Eh BL............when OL becomes UNCLE and dat lil BL is bout five yeahs old or so. Go sign him/her up for Cub Scouts or Brownie and you probably get chance to go on da Mighty Mo for FREE and take all dose "behind da scene" tours. I already went to all of dat........even slept ovahnight in da Missouri. Kinda disappointed as nevah have spookies or anyting.

    Dats one of da bennies for being one parent. ;-)

    As far as the Drive=In movies.....any of the old farts remember da damn BIG DOGS that would roam the Waialae Drive-In parking lot during the movie? Damn great Dane's or someting. Once we watching da movie and dat dang doggie snuck up and poked his head in our window!

    Almost had to "clean-up" da bibidees!

    Good day/weekend to all da Kwonics!

    OL


  5. Makiki:

    Happy FGF to everyone!

    BL you are right! There are so many great things to do (t)here that cost little or nothing and we tend to take them for granted. I have thought many times about going to the Arizona Memorial and Mighty Mo but eventually dismiss it as humbug. I won't be able to make to the freebie either but I will definately get there this year!

    Alan from Makiki


  6. M:

    Good morning BL!

    Not to often anything is fo free now daze. Gotta take advantage wen you can. But wen it's free expect choke people. I mean choke. Betta go supa early if you going.

    Happy FGF to all!!!!!!! :)


  7. Ynaku:

    I would go on the Might Mo "Battle Station" tour. I would be a "LEARNING" experience. Yeah and fun too.

    Yeah like OL said, when he becomes Uncle to little BL, he can volunteer to go sleep on the Mighty Mo with him (or her) :P


  8. hemajang:

    After not going to Arizona Memorial for a long, long time, wife and I went a few years ago. It was a very nice outing, mostly tourist types there but enjoyed the exhibits, da boat ride, awesome view, and memorial itself. We also went on the USS Missouri tour, da bugga is big. My favorite run is the Ford Island Bridge 10k for its scenic route over the bridge, past the Missouri, the old air tower and buildings and on the opposite side of the Missouri lies an obscure and mostly ignored USS Utah memorial. I had wondered what that small walkway and plaque was about and you could barely make out the sunken battleship. I really enjoy the runs on military bases, participated in other races in Hickam, Barbers Point, Iroquois Point, Wheeler, Schofield and Kaneohe Marine, you get to see areas and views not seen by most locals.

    Who doesn't like free, but many don't utilize the public libraries and you probably live close to one in your neighborhood. It one great place to browse around and check out da books, dvds and cds, get computers and internet access free. Most are air conditioned and nice place to sit and read. I like going there for the magazines...too cheap to subscribe.


  9. sally:

    Makiki: I'm glad you're gonna go, you won't regret it. We went because one day, while at a red light, we saw a bus go by with that "Battleship Missouri" pic on its side. All of us said "We Go!" So we went. That was about 5 yrs ago, we still talk about it.

    OL: I'd love to spend an overnighter to find spookies (me being the Ghost Hunters Fan that I am). But then I'd have to sleep over at someone's house for the next week. ha!


  10. Ynaku:

    Eh BL, I know you getting closer to being one MLC. Here's one for a Feel Guud Friday

    Observations on Growing Older

    Your kids are becoming you...and you don't like them ...but your grandchildren are perfect!

    Going out is good. Coming home is better!

    When people say you look "Great"... they add "for your age!"

    When you needed the discount you paid full price. Now you get discounts on everything ... movies, hotels, flights, but you're too tired to use them.

    You forget names ... but it's OK because other people forgot they even knew you!!!

    The 5 pounds you wanted to lose is now 15 and you have a better chance of losing your keys than the 15 pounds.

    You realize you're never going to be really good at anything .... especially golf.

    Your husband is counting on you to remember things you don't remember.

    The things you used to care to do, you no longer care to do, but you really do care that you don't care to do them anymore.

    Your husband sleeps better on a lounge chair with the TV blaring than he does in bed. It's called his "pre-sleep".

    Remember when your mother said "Wear clean underwear in case you GET in an accident"? Now you bring clean underwear in case you HAVE an accident!

    You used to say, "I hope my kids GET married ... Now, "I hope they STAY married!"

    You miss the days when everything worked with just an "ON" and "OFF" switch..

    When GOOGLE, ipod, email, modem ... were unheard of, and a mouse was something that made you climb on a table.

    You used to use more 4 letter words ... "what?"..."when?" ???

    Now that you can afford expensive jewelry, it's not safe to wear it anywhere.

    Your husband has a night out with the guys but he's home by 9:00 P.M. ...next week it will be 8:30 P.M.

    You read 100 pages into a book before you realize you've read it.

    Notice everything they sell in stores is "sleeveless"?!!!

    What used to be freckles are now liver spots.

    Everybody whispers.

    Now that your husband has retired ...
    you'd give anything if he'd find a job!

    You have 3 sizes of clothes in your closet ....
    2 of which you will never wear.

    But old is good in some things:
    old songs
    old movies
    And best of all OLD FRIENDS!!

    Happy Friday and have a great weekend all you Kwonic, Lanceformers and Lurkahs Chee Hoo


  11. KAN:

    Woohoo to drive-in movies, woohoo to a chance to see a historic ship, and woohoo to Ynaku for his Friday observations! Have a good one!


  12. onecupcoffee:

    Thanks for the great info! I'm glad they are bringing back the drive-in movies! Although back in the day, I never got to enjoy the movies. I'd be falling asleep through them (must be the comfy atmosphere of being in your own vehicle).
    I will miss the Mighty Mo this weekend. I have been on the USS Arizona Memorial, and agree that everyone should go see it at least once! Happy FGF everyone!


  13. 9th Island Girl:

    Thanks for the laughs, Ynaku! I love the "Now you bring clean underwear in case you HAVE an accident! " and "Everybody whispers."!!

    I read about the free drive-in movies...how cool is that?!

    Happy FGF!


  14. rayboyjr:

    :D :D :D :D :D Happy Feel Good Friday!!! :D :D :D :D :D

    ... hey Braddah Lance ... da drive-in movies ... wow ... gotta think back little bit ...

    ... I know I went though ... mostly, with neighbors who crammed us kids in the trunk to sneak in ... or hidden under blankets in the back of their van ... didn't everyone do that at some point? ...

    ... for us kids ... it wasn't about the movie ... cause I no can even remembah any movie that I saw at the drive-in ...

    ... da Mighty Mo Tour sounds really interesting ... the historical significance alone would put me in awe ... but I can't even imagine what it's like ... walking on this massive battleship ... you're right ... chicken skin just thinking about it ...

    ...Have a Good One Everyone!!! ...


  15. Kage:

    Happy Friday!

    I will not be able to make it to the Mighty Mo, but really wish I could. One day I will go and check it out.

    Drive ins. New great memories for the little ones to have.


  16. bB:

    drive in movies was really fun back in the day.

    might mo is awesome historical ship. i went there to take an out of town business associate and wasn't expecting much. but, as you walk around and see and take in everything around you it's kind of moving. so much history on that one ship.


  17. Michael:

    When in the Navy I got to see old Ships left in "Mothball", retirement at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard. 1 stack, 2 stack Destroyers of World War 2. Old Battleships with multiple stacks. Awesome sights. You can sit and look at them and imagine the battles they been in. I can sit and hear the guns going off. A convoy of many ships sailing into Harms Way.

    I saw the USS MISSOURI sail on its own power. I have seen its guns fire on documentories. To see it pulled by a tug boat, compare the size of Mini MO and Big MO. To be on deck, Chicken Skin to da max.


  18. Braddah Lance:

    Makiki:
    Foist?

    And as such, I'm adding a new installment to WWD!... da "winnah" gets da Quote Of Da Day.....

    Patience is not a virtue..... it's a waste of time. :grin:
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    sally:
    Second!

    Ok.... you get a'ole. :lol:

    I'm not so sure about getting to the Drive In, sounds interesting though.

    But all you old.... ahem.... mature ones no like relive it? :grin:

    HOWEVER.... touring the Mighty Mo? I HIGHLY recommend it! My friends and I took the full blown tour and you are absolutely right, worth every ... single ... penny!

    I figgah'd so, now I reallllllly wanna go.
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    Ocean Lover:
    I already went to all of dat........even slept ovahnight in da Missouri. Kinda disappointed as nevah have spookies or anyting.

    I was tinking about taking my team on da sleepovah a couple years back.... maybe dis year.

    As far as the Drive=In movies

    Isn't dat wea you MLC'ers "became parents"? :razz:
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    Makiki:
    I have thought many times about going to the Arizona Memorial and Mighty Mo but eventually dismiss it as humbug.

    Nah, it's not humbug. I just tink dat wen it gets too crowded dat it loses a little bit of it's "feeling" cause a place li'dat, for me at least, I like to be on my own and take in da mana'o at my own pace and no like feel like somebody gotta bump elbows wit me to see something. Just catch 'em on a "slow day" - believe it or not, I heard Sundays are relatively slow and if it's a clear day..... boy, is it a fantastic sight!
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    M:
    Not to often anything is fo free now daze. Gotta take advantage wen you can. But wen it's free expect choke people. I mean choke. Betta go supa early if you going.

    True dat, something about "free" and kama'aina get people coming out of da woodworks for check things out. I sincerely hope no get da kine lupe people come out and ack stupid at a place as significant as both Memorials.
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    Ynaku:
    I would go on the Might Mo "Battle Station" tour. I would be a "LEARNING" experience. Yeah and fun too.

    No lie... you would try and man da guns yeah? :lol:

    Yeah like OL said, when he becomes Uncle to little BL, he can volunteer to go sleep on the Mighty Mo with him (or her)

    HIM :cool:
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    hemajang:
    .....on the opposite side of the Missouri lies an obscure and mostly ignored USS Utah memorial.

    Aren't there oddahs?

    I really enjoy the runs on military bases....you get to see areas and views not seen by most locals.

    I second dat! I nevah been on any of those runs but once in awhile wen da military allows kama'aina on base, I trip out at their setup. I still gotta post my Thunderbirds pics! :roll: Gotta sift through about 500 of 'em. :shock:

    Who doesn't like free, but many don't utilize the public libraries and you probably live close to one in your neighborhood.

    :grin: I'm still waiting for a Kid Rock country CD to come in. :grin:
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    Ynaku:
    Observations on Growing Older

    Ok....... there's no way in heck I'm even close to any of those! :lol: Well except:

    Going out is good. Coming home is better!

    You forget names

    The 5 pounds you wanted to lose is now 15 and you have a better chance of losing your keys than the 15 pounds.

    Your husband sleeps better on a lounge chair with the TV blaring than he does in bed. It's called his "pre-sleep".

    You used to use more 4 letter words ... "what?"..."when?" ???

    Everybody whispers.

    You have 3 sizes of clothes in your closet ....
    2 of which you will never wear.

    But old is good in some things:
    old songs
    old movies
    And best of all OLD FRIENDS!! Damn! I guess I am getting older. :sad:

    btw, stay tuned for next week's Mumblin' Monday's post.... it'll be a special one. :grin:
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    KAN:
    Woohoo to drive-in movies, woohoo to a chance to see a historic ship, and woohoo to Ynaku for his Friday observations!

    Enjoying one out of three for you being on da mainland isn't bad huh? :razz:
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    onecupcoffee:
    Thanks for the great info!

    Just sharing cause sharing is caring. :wink:
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    9th Island Girl:
    I read about the free drive-in movies...how cool is that?!

    Hopefully cool enough to stick around.
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    rayboyjr:
    ... I know I went though ... mostly, with neighbors who crammed us kids in the trunk to sneak in ... or hidden under blankets in the back of their van ... didn't everyone do that at some point? ...

    I plead da 5th. :grin:

    ... but I can't even imagine what it's like ... walking on this massive battleship ... you're right ... chicken skin just thinking about it ...

    I know!
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    Kage:
    Drive ins. New great memories for the little ones to have.

    Those of us who did go surah did. :grin:
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    bB:
    might mo is awesome historical ship. i went there to take an out of town business associate and wasn't expecting much. but, as you walk around and see and take in everything around you it's kind of moving. so much history on that one ship.

    E Komo Mai back bB! Been awhile. :grin: Hopefully your business associate felt da same way.
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    Michael:
    When in the Navy I got to see old Ships left in "Mothball", retirement at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard. 1 stack, 2 stack Destroyers of World War 2. Old Battleships with multiple stacks. Awesome sights. You can sit and look at them and imagine the battles they been in. I can sit and hear the guns going off. A convoy of many ships sailing into Harms Way.

    Must have been a site! Do they allow civilians to "tour" them before decommision?


  19. NEO:

    BL- I WORK @ USS MISSOURI, if you and da wife wanna come aboard one weekend, let me know... I'll take you guys on da tour... it's what I do... Can do brah, can do!

    NEO


  20. 808 Dad:

    Hey Lance,
    Thanks for the 411. I took the kids to the Arizona and the Mighty Mo last year. I caught my wife sobbing on a bench at the Arizona. She said she could not stop thinking about all of the soldiers who died for us.
    It was weird going to the Mighty Mo. All the references to the “Japanese”. I know my Grandfather was an America citizen but still there must have been some of my ancestry line who fought in that battle. Small kine weird.

    808 Dad


  21. David In Oregon:

    Drive-in movies? That's cool.

    It's too bad land is so expensive in the islands that drive-ins didn't survive, as the weather is really right for drive-ins. You don't worry about either freezing to death in your car, or dying of heatstroke because it's 120+.

    I hope this drive-in venture proves successful.


  22. hemajang:

    BL, If you haven't done already, sign up for email notification when you pick up your Kid Rock cd from da library. Next you have reserves, they will email instead of sending the costly notification postcards, save em money and stay green.


  23. David In Oregon:

    USS Missouri!! Wow, I wish I was there so I could take the tour again.

    That ship is amazing. Seeing how the ship is constructed, totally blew me away. The armor on that ship is incredible. That ship was made to withstand some major hits.

    Despite the fact that MO can launch Tomahawks, the attraction is still the 16" guns. There's nothing more shocking than to find out that the guns can fire shells weighing as much as a car, over 20 miles. That's power!!!


  24. Braddah Lance:

    NEO:
    BL- I WORK @ USS MISSOURI, if you and da wife wanna come aboard one weekend, let me know... I'll take you guys on da tour... it's what I do... Can do brah, can do!

    Cheeee-hooooo! Fo' realz? Now dat is frickin' awesome! One "personal" tour eh? :wink: Ho, you bettah believe I going take you up on dat guaran's! :grin:
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    808 Dad:
    Thanks for the 411. I took the kids to the Arizona and the Mighty Mo last year. I caught my wife sobbing on a bench at the Arizona. She said she could not stop thinking about all of the soldiers who died for us.

    You should take your keiki again, I heard da $18 million renovations really spruced it up.

    USS Arizona Memorial is dat powerful yeah? Wen I was at the Arizona, I was watching da oil come up for like an hour - just standing there watching.

    It was weird going to the Mighty Mo. All the references to the “Japanese”. I know my Grandfather was an America citizen but still there must have been some of my ancestry line who fought in that battle. Small kine weird.

    It probably is. I wondah wat kine mo'olelo's had from both sides of your family, da American side and da Japanese side?
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    David In Oregon:
    Drive-in movies? That's cool.

    Hopefully it will be. :grin:

    It's too bad land is so expensive in the islands that drive-ins didn't survive, as the weather is really right for drive-ins.

    Dat is so true. Our weather is so right for so many things but da question is and will always be, is it sustainable? :???:
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    hemajang:
    Next you have reserves, they will email instead of sending the costly notification postcards, save em money and stay green.

    Rogah dat, doing dat latah today. :grin:
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    David In Oregon:
    That ship is amazing. Seeing how the ship is constructed, totally blew me away. The armor on that ship is incredible. That ship was made to withstand some major hits.

    Especially from da "old school" materials, unreal yeah?

    Despite the fact that MO can launch Tomahawks, the attraction is still the 16" guns. There's nothing more shocking than to find out that the guns can fire shells weighing as much as a car, over 20 miles. That's power!!!

    Heck yeah! But da buggah must have busted a few ear drums no doubt.


  25. Michael:

    When the Ship that I was on sailed out of Norfolk Virginia, we would pass Portsmouth Shipyard. We could not step on the ship itself but the feeling to see Old Ships that once was. Awesome. Is why I like old Naval Movies. You can see these Old Ships as if they were New and alive.

    One had to be in the Navy. Civilians, only if one works in the shipyards.