An historic Carnival touches many

Natatorium, part of O’ahu’s past.

There seems to be a lot of historic items this month, both old and some a little more recent, that have touched all of us is many ways.  We are going to touch them back by sharing them with others!

Things that have touched the past are always a good thing to revisit.

Karen talks about Touching the Past Kealiiokamalu Church where we can see the beauty of a country church.  Thank you for sharing this, Karen, we don’t hear about these country churches often enough.

Everyone knows how we always need someone to feed us at the Carnival! We have a great menu this month! It’s always touching to revisit old recipes (another touch from the past)!

heartland frugalista presents A Touch of the Islands: Recipe for Kalua Pig posted at Heartland Living on a Budget, saying, “A native of Honolulu, I moved to Wisconsin 11 years ago. I miss many things, especially the food. But I have learned how to make my beloved kalua pig!”  Makes my stomach growl just thinking about it.

Are you full? Not yet? Malia is going to share some other yummies!

Malia Yoshioka presents Comparing Shrimp Trucks on Oahu’s North Shore posted at WhyGo Hawaii, saying, “One of the most popular things to do on Oahu’s North Shore is to visit the shrimp trucks. We compared four in one day – Giovanni’s, Romy’s, Fumi’s, and Macky’s – in order to give a fair comparison.”

Giggles!  It’s always great to compare lunch wagons, and shrimp trucks should certainly be no exception!

Marquita (Marty) Herald tells us about Discovering a Sense of Place posted at IGG – tips, tools and tantalizing ideas.  Marty says, “The ‘Staycation’ trend may have been born as a result of economic issues, but we’ve since realized there are many other benefits of getting reacquainted with our neighborhoods … such as reconnecting with a sense of belonging to a community. In Hawaii, this feeling is known as ‘sense of place.'”

Thank you for joining us, Marty!  Mahalo for pointing out just how wonderful our own home towns are for all of us.  This post touched me!  It is amazing how many things you can discover while checking out your own backyard!

Jennifer Miner expresses some concern about a favorite backyard destination for locals and for our visitors, asking, What Will Happen to the Ihilani Resort and Spa?  This is being discussed over at The Vacation Gals – Family travel, girlfriend getaways, romantic getaways, destinations, things to do, travel tips.  I agree, Jennifer, that this might be a concern but Ihilani has already established a fine reputation and Aulani does not offer kama’aina rates (slightly reduced rates for locals) and that will be their biggest issue during the “off” season.

Disney did their research and has done all that is necessary to stay true to the culture of Hawai’i but they missed that very, very, fine detail! Ihilani Resort & Spa does offer kama’aina rates, by the way.  I called to be sure — most of the locals I know wouldn’t stay there if they didn’t!  Don’t worry, the novelty will wear off eventually and the real business battle will begin.  I’m just saying.

There is a lot more than famous mice and strange, lovable canines from Disney coming to our shores — fortunately or unfortunately.  Japan’s recent tsunami made history to be sure but this horrific event is about to touch us again.

Jan TenBruggencate brings us an intellectual fix when he tells us all about how a Russian ship finds UHawai`i-projected tsunami debris field.  Jan doesn’t know how I count on his wisdom over at Raising Islands — Hawai’i science and environment for some of my intellectual stimulus.  Hey, I can’t help it if I’m part nerd!  Alright, maybe more than part nerd.  I also can’t help it if I just love it when the University of Hawaii makes cool discoveries like this.  The bad part is, that this debris is apparently going to touch our shores a bit sooner than originally thought.  I wonder what that will do for the search for sea glass?

Since we really do need our cars for staycations and to travel a bit further to get to Ko ‘Olina (it’s really not that far!) and see Mickey, it would be a good thing to pay less for car insurance.

Tyler presents Hawaii Car Insurance | HI Car Insurance Quote Comparison posted at Car Insurance Comparison. Tyler said, “Even Hawaiians need car insurance!” I certainly cannot argue with that!

That concludes this chapter.  Submit your blog article to the next edition of the Carnival of Aloha using our carnival submission form. Past posts and future hosts can be found on our blog carnival index page.

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5 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Karen of Honolulu // Oct 25, 2011 at 6:34 pm

    Thank you for including my blog. I’ve been busy with visitors and crafts so have not kept up with my tours around the island.

    I want to do an update on the Ewa sugar plantation grave yard as they had cut the lawn and I was able to get photos of the tombstones.

    I hope to do that soon.

    Karen

  • 2 Pua // Nov 2, 2011 at 6:10 am

    Looks like I missed another one of my favorite Carnivals of Aloha?! Too bad.

    Evelyn do you have now a deadline for the our blog post submissions or a new date when you publish the carnival submissions? I am definitely interested in staying in touch with our Hawaii blog ohana. I will submit another post right now.

    Mahalo and aloha, Pua

  • 3 Evelyn // Nov 6, 2011 at 6:16 pm

    @Karen – Oh, a new graveyard! I don’t know that one! Can’t wait to see that post! 🙂

    @Pua – not to worry! You can submit at any time and I will be sure to get your post in whatever Carnival comes next! 🙂

  • 4 Karen of Honolulu // Nov 6, 2011 at 7:09 pm

    Well it’s not a new graveyard actually. It’s a update on the Ewa Plantation grave yard that I Posted awhile back. ( http://wp.me/p1ai0c-9O)The tombstones were totally obscured and the whole place was neglected and very depressing. I went back a few weeks ago and everything had been cleaned up so I wanted to do a post on the old tombs that you can now see. Short but sweet.

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