When we were last in Hawaii in March 2010, one of the sights was closed to the public.
The "punchbowl" graveyard for military servicemen was closed because they were filming some scenes for the new remake of "Hawaii 5-0".
Now, I had never tumbled to the fact that the name was based upon Hawaii being our 50th state, but it makes sense now.
Also, I had not heard that the series was being revamped and brought back. So it was a treat to learn about it while visiting the islands.
Now the new series has debuted on another network, and I've been fortunate enough to see a couple of episodes. It's interesting to see the differences and similarities of the original concept.
But even better are the tantalizing glimpses that we are given of many of the sights and locations we have visited on the main island.
It's a very friendly, nice way to remember our trip and our friends.
(And coincidentally, the group that has taken the trip to Hawaii is getting together again for a reunion dinner. We have made reservations at an area restaurant this Thursday evening to share our photos, our memories, and talk about our trip. )
I wonder how many of us have been watching the new police series and how many are enjoying it.
Side-note: One of the differences between the original and today's series, is the fact that these cops are almost outside the law... that is, they bend the rules, intimidate suspects, and constantly talk about how bad influences are spoiling the island. I am noticed how much they talk about corruption and vice, and say that outsiders don't understand how the island works. If I didn't already know how lovely and welcoming the island people are, I might get a negative impression of the island, based upon this new interpretation of the series. It will be interesting to see what this does for tourism to Hawaii.