When I was in the Philippines, I always looked forward to the Sabbath day when I can rest from all "worldly" concerns and spend time with my friends in church doing missionary activities.
When I moved to Hawaii, I was happy to have made friends among fellow SDAs there. When my cousins, Alva and Minnie, came to Honolulu for my wedding, we attended service at a small church at Waimanalo one Sabbath day. In the afternoon, we went with a group of young people who hiked up Makapuu Lookout.
Makapuu Lookout is one of the most beautiful locations in the Windward side of the island of Oahu, Hawaii. The area is well-known to be a migrating path for humpback whales journeying from Alaska to Hawaii. The place has a paved walk, which although steep, leads to terrific panoramic ocean views. The 2-mile trail leads to a lighthouse and a fantastic view of the Oahu coastline and the island of Molokai in the distance. Two small islands, Manana Island and Kaohikaipu Island, can be seen from the lookout.
When we trekked up the lighthouse, it started to drizzle so it became chilly and windy when we reached the top. Cold but refreshing.
My Sabbath afternoon hike up Makapuu Lookout was one of my favorite weekend memoirs.