What is the purpose of my trip?
The purpose of my trip is to finally be able to calm down and relax after 16 years of school. This number comes from grade school all the way to college. I always had to work harder than others because my future wasn't guaranteed; it was to be the best at everything I do or be a drug pusher.
When are you heading out?
I am heading out after I get my master degree in Finance at the University of Florida. I will be of legal age to have alcoholic drinks, so partying will be a must. This will be my graduation gift to myself.
What I hope to achieve in my journey?
I hope to achieve inner peace and see the true beauty of nature at one of the most beautiful island states in the world.
What you hope to see?
I hope to see tons of sea life and to learn more on the Polynesian culture. I wish to see a volcanoe erupt and the lava run the down into the Pacfic ocean. It's an experience I've always dreamt about.
The list of materials and clothes I will bring:
Wallet (with credit cards and ID)
I will bring 5,000 dollars of saved up money from my freshman to senior year of college. It will cover the expenses of hotels, airplane/boat rides, and food.
I will bring 20 pairs of Nike/Jordan gym short with shirt fits with 10 pairs of shoes and 2 pairs of slides. Since, it's really hot there.
I will bring 5 formal fits in the case I go to something exquisite where dressing nice is a must.
I will have a suit case and a backpack that will store all my clothes and money for the whole trip.
A postcard to a person of my choice
Hello mom, it's your baby boy Kevon and I would love to tell you that you were my engine that kept me going strong all my years in school. You showed me that hard work and dedication can get you out of the poorest of neighborhoods and into your dream home. I would love to thank you for pushing me so hard and making me the man I am today. The trip I am on in Hawaii is just a summer get away for me to finally relax after all my hard years of work. I will be back at home and ready to start my career in August. I once again want to say, I Love You and I couldn't imagine a better mother. -Sincerely, Kevon Musgrove
Hawaii Volcanoes National park
Location: Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
It is home of the worlds' most active volcanoes: Kilauea and Mauna Loa.
Maura Loa is taller than Mount Everest if you count it's base 18,000 feet below sea level.
The Volcanoes average 800- 13,000 gallons of lava per second, when they erupt.
The lava of the Volcanoes has added 2 miles of land to Hawaii, since January 3, 1983.
Sea Life Park Hawaii
Location: Monokaa, Hawaii
It is a marine mammal park and bird sanctuary.
At the park, you can swim with sea lions and manta rays.
The park has a water slide that drops down 75 feet into the Pacific Ocean.
A penguin named Lucy is the star of all the animals at the park. She has 3 shows a day that have an average of 2,000 tourist during the summer.
Location: Molokini, Hawaii
It is a crest-shape island that has a beautiful reef.
It is known for letting people swim with dolphins and turtles.
The reef has more than 250 species of fish. It has amazing game for fishing, many people spend hours there snorkeling.
The island got its shape of a crescent because of volcanic eruptions forming more land.
Location: Honolul, Hawaii
It was built in 1879 by Thomas J. Baker, Charles J. Wall, and Isaac Moore for King Kamehamecha the third.
It is the only Royal palace on U.S soil.
It was the house of all the rulers of Hawaii, starting with Kamehamecha the third and ending with Queen Liliuokalani.
Hawaii's monarchy ended in 1893, after the U.S citizens overthrown the government and made it a Republic.
USS Arizona Memorial
Location: Ford island, Hawaii
The battleship sunken in Pearl Harbor by Japanese Kamakazits.
The memorial was built on top of the sunken ship in the middle of the harbor.
It took the lives of 1,102 sailors and 1,177 marines.
It is the memorial of the men who died that day for the U.S.
People can visit the Memorial from 8am-7pm.
It is the only zoo in the United States to be established by grants made by a sovereign monarch, and is built on part of the 300 acres royal Queen Kapiʻolani Park.
It is home of 1,230 animals.
It's most known animal is the lion cubs shipped in from Africa every year.
A famous lion "Lionell" has a special part of the zoo where you get to play with him.
Location: Mililani, Hawaii
It's the largest museum in Hawaii with the largest collection of Polynesian cultural artifacts.
It has the 3rd largest insect collection in the U.S.
It has the remains of the first surf board made and a whole room on the surfing artifacts.
They have a 2 hour tour that teaches you how natives used to track location based on star alignments.
Location: Kualoa, Hawaii
A 4,000 acre of private reserve for cattle ranching.
It is private because from the 13th to 18th century it was known as holy land to ancient Hawaiians.
It has the sacred drums of Kapahúla as well as the sacred hill oh Kauakaiakahoo.
Their is a story that goes with this sacred land. It says, " Kualoa is where Papa and Walea buried their first born child, Haloa. It is said that the first Kalo plant grew up where Haloa was buried and that is how it get its name.
Location: Kahuku, Hawaii
It is known for having the biggest waves in the U.S all year long.
The best surfers come here every year during June to have the ultimate surf contest in America.
The surf contest is a charity that helps the poor families in Hawaii get food and money to have a better life.