All Aboard! Come along and catch a ride on Chapter 5 of the Carnival of Aloha! There is no order of preference, just a bit of timing and making use of these wonderful posts that carry us through this holiday Carnival! We’re going to wrap up 2007 and welcome in the New Year!
Let’s hop aboard this Menehune Train over at Honolulu Hale before it chugs its way back to the North Pole. We’re going to share some gift-giving stories from 2007 and some of the ways we share the Aloha!
I’m going to slip in here that this is important because that delivery of slippers, and other thoughtful gifts, to the Leeward side of Oahu is not only close to my heart but something that links Lynn’s and Skeet’s posts together. Skeet blogged about the Leeward trip as well and you can find it on her blog… as soon as you check out her entry for the Carnival…
Skeet certainly continues the emotional impact of the aloha style of gift-giving as she shares the sentiments behind a rather unusual gift. For overly-emotional saps like your host, this is another one the pulls at the heart strings. I was very struck by the intent behind this gift that Skeet received, and she tells us all about My Mo’olelo over at Skeet’s Stuff.
Sheila shares 8 Great Rainy Day Things to Do on Maui that she posted at her Hawaii Vacation Blog – GoVisitHawaii.com. Sheila says that, “Maui is wonderful even when it rains. If you find you’re on Maui when it rains for a day or two, this article will give you some suggestions of what to do to have some fun out of the rain.” I guess running up Haleakala in the rain would not be the best or safest idea, huh? Shucks!
Kuanyin helps us along with Sheila’s suggestion. If it’s Thursday and it’s raining Kuanyin suggests Thursday Thirteen posted at Who’s Yo Mama? Kuanyin is also helping us start the New Year right by getting better after being sick for so long. Let’s all start the New Year healthy! Glad you’re feeling better Kuanyin!
Mel presented Gone to the Birds posted at Mel’s Internet Universe Weblog. I have to giggle… Mel said, “And for something completely different, I offer birds…” Actually, Mel, those beautiful birds are perfect timing! We may need to catch a ride with those birds since the airline tickets to the place we want to be are so scarce!
Where do we want to be? Following the Warriors of course!
Cheryl over at Hawaii Vacation Gifts shares a reminder with us that Life is Sweet, as she tells us all about the wonderful season the University of Hawaii football team has had and the excitement that awaits us on the first day of the year, January 1st! That’s tomorrow! That’s the place we want to be! Thank you, Cheryl, for taking us into the New Year in style!
Okay, maybe we can’t actually be at that game, but we can certainly watch the whole thing on TV. We can stock up on drinks and snacks for the game. I almost forgot about my post… so let’s get our football party supplies at Safeway!
If we’ve successfully caught your attention and/or heightened your interest in the Islands, you might want to think about coming over to visit, or… maybe even coming over to get married?!?
That concludes this Chapter of our Carnival. At this point I would like to extend my gratitude to all of the wonderful bloggers who have participated and made this Carnival an ongoing success! I am so proud of the wonderful things you all bring to the table for our monthly celebrations of our Hawaii bloggers!
Happy New Year everybody! God bless and warm wishes to all for a safe and fun celebration. AND… Go Warriors!
If you missed this edition, feel free to submit your blog article to the next edition of the Carnival of Aloha using the carnival submission form. Past posts and future hosts can be found at the Carnival’s index page.