On July 14 our tour group returned to Honolulu for our farewell banquet. I didn’t participate in those festivities because my cousin, Verbena, and her husband, Don Landers, were coming to get me. I would be spending the next four days with them in Wahiawa, which is about twenty miles from Honolulu. Don is the pastor of a church so, during the week end we stayed close to home so they could take care of their pastoral duties.
Today they had time to take me to some places off the usual tourist paths. That’s one of the major benefits of visiting a place where relatives or friends live.