Kevin had offered his home, so we called him back. We ended up staying at his brother's house, where they had more room and an extra bed. We packed up a few things - Heidi was worried about all our stuff getting ruined, so she packed a suitcase full of clothes. I just grabbed a change of clothes and the laptop. We were on our way out of Waikiki, when we remembered our friends Michael and Patti, who also live on Waikiki, on the ground level, and don't have a car. We called them, and looped around and back to their house. After a lot of coaxing and coercing and explaining... Michael just wouldn't budge. So we left them there and went to Jeff and Julie Hallstrom's house.
We stayed up late watching the news.
Finally, we went to bed, but set an alarm to get up and watch the news again when the tsunami was supposed to hit. They showed footage from traffic cameras near the beach, and a shot from diamond head, looking down on a place where a resident had turned on their flood lights facing the ocean. The Waikiki shot showed the water recede, and then rise above the walls, and recede again. Nothing dramatic, but pretty eerie to see the sea level rise and fall like that. The diamond head footage was crazy! The whole reef was exposed twice, but no big surge ever came.
The next morning, we got to meet Jeff and Julie's cute kids! I forgot to mention that we had a good time talking with Jeff and Julie during our impromptu visit to their house. Nothing like a tsunami warning to bring people together! They have a daughter named Heidi, and now Heidi and Heidi are good friends.
That seemed like a good time to stop recording.
Anyway, we had breakfast and went home! Heidi had to work. :(