Not to knock Hawaii or Samoans, but when I was in the service were were told to avoid certain places where there were large Samoans who were aggressive and would pick fights with mainlanders. Has anyone here had that experience? I stuck to the tourist areas to stay out of trouble. While I am talking about tourist areas, I visited Waikiki beach and really was not terribly impressed. I remember Hawaii almost as a Yankee state where it never gets cold, unless you are on a mountain that is. To be fair, I just was in Honolulu I think. If you ever go there, make certain that you visit the Arizona Memorial. The movie The Final Countdown shows the aircraft carrier Nimitz rendering honors to the Arizona. That by the way is factual. Incoming and outgoing ships render honors to the fallen ship, which sank in the infamous Pearl Harbor attack. I reached down and touched the Arizona, which is quite an amazing experience.