I arrived in Honolulu, Hawaii on Pearl Harbor Rememberance Day and stayed for the week at Hickam Air Force Base. From what I hear, it was a good week NOT to be in Michigan! The family I stayed with is related to my niece and they were really fun & wonderful to me. Every day I trekked off to Waikiki Beach for a conference. It seemed funny to see Christmas decorations up mingled with palm trees. I've lived in Michigan all my life and Christmas = snow and cold weather!