The 1971-72 Global Semester, Day by Day

Tuesday, January 25, 1972 (second one)

We got into Honolulu at 9:25 AM. It took us 2 hours to get through customs. The customs officer only looked through part of my suitcase and a few things in my backpack. He never looked at any of Don’s stuff except the tape deck. We ended up paying $8 in duties.

Customs gave Jeff, Mike, and Jim Clark a hard time and went through everything.

When we got to our hotel it was so much before check-in that we had to wait around the pool until the rooms were ready.


We were all dead-tired from the overnight flight.

{from Bill W.}

Hawaii is beautiful and the weather is perfect. They use dollars here!

Our room is on the 10th floor, facing the ocean which is a few blocks away.


Wednesday, January 26, 1972

Today we went to the beach


after a trip to the East-West Center in the morning. Dr. Narum will be teaching there.

Thursday, January 27, 1972

The day is here at last. Now I don’t want it to end.

We were up at 6:30 and out by 7:30 this morning. We said sad farewells to Kit, who went on an earlier flight, and the Narums. Mrs. Narum got all misty-eyed when we all gave her the huge temple book that she had wanted in Japan. She kissed us all good-bye, at least those that were still there.

We got into San Francisco early at 3:30 PM. For the flight to Minneapolis we have the same crew we had on our flight from Tokyo to Honolulu. We’re due to land at 9:55 PM. Ten others from our group, besides Mary and me, are on this flight.