19 Sep 1945
Well this is a hurry up letter. I went ashore in Honolulu yesterday, found Paul, and had a very enjoyable time.
I was looking to go ashore today but donít think that will be possible. I think we are sailing late this afternoon.
We were scheduled for Leyte and then it was changed direct to Yokohama. Now I understand it is changed back to Tacoblan, Leyte.
Paul was aboard this morning and just left. Hawaii is quite beautiful. I went swimming at Waikiki Beach yesterday and it was fine. The island, of course, has had a lot of publicity. It is nice but not too wonderful.
The Royal Hawaiian Hotel is really very beautiful. I should like to spend a week or so here but I think that would be long enough.
This letter is written in a hurry as I want to get it off the ship before we sail. Now after we leave here, it may be 2 or 3 weeks before I even get a chance to write again. All is well and I feel fine. So long for now.
Love to all