Carnival making a summer break for it!

Breaking through the fence and heading to the Carnival!

Life is so busy these days and it is, unfortunately, the blog that suffers most.  BUT, it is still July and we need to break free of the things that lock us away from our enjoyments and gain back a little bit of our independence!

Pua is going to be the one to help us with that by telling us about the 4th of July in Hawaii posted over at Best Hawaii Vacation with Hawaii Vacation Blog, saying, “A special 4th of July celebration awaits visitors on the Big Island each year. It’s Turtle Independence Day at Mauna Lani Bay Hotel on the Kohala Coast. Watching the Hawaiian turtles trying out their first swim in the big Pacific Ocean is fun for the entire family!”

Great story, Pua — you have got to love anything ecologically supportive like that!  In addition, it is never too late to celebrate the 4th of July!

Karen gives us another great story when she posts about My Name is Albert Edward over at Karen in Honolulu.   We often celebrate the lives of Hawaiian royalty but this little guy has a great story.  The museum does too — I do love stories of ghosts and apparitions and the like!

There are some natural areas that would be good places for such stories, or great just for their natural beauty.

Andrew Cooper shows us some of that natural beauty while Exploring Emesine Cave – A Darker View posted at A Darker View. I still love the name of that blog!  Andrew’s descriptions create very nice visuals for his readers.  Thanks, Andrew.  I know I need to contact Andrew if I’m going to the Big Island — so he can tell me the best natural wonders to investigate while visiting there!

Traveling always makes us hungry!

Evelyn (oh, me!) is the one who will feed us on our journey this month.  I’ll share my soup!   Actually, I will share Safeway’s Open Nature Sausage and Tortellini Soup!  I cooked it and my husband actually ate it!  I love to cook but it is only fun when someone will eat and enjoy what you make.  Otherwise I guess we do Spam and eggs.  Tsk!  Anyway, we Carnival dwellers are doing Tortellinni soup!  So there! (Especially since I haven’t posted much else.)

Now we need something to drink! Can I interest anyone in a cup of coffee?

Cheryl tells us how the Big Island Handmade Rocked at the Ka’u Coffee Festival 2011.  Cheryl shares this over at Hawaii Vacation Gifts where she herself is creative and full of Aloha and her blog is always such a great Carnival “ride!”  Cheryl, I see two other stories over there at HVG that we need to share on upcoming Carnivals, too!

Malia Yoshioka presents how to Save Money on Your Vacation With Group Buying Sites posted at WhyGo Hawaii.  Malia says, ” Everyone loves a good deal, and travelers to Hawaii this summer will be pleased to know that group buying sites are a great way to score bargains on activities, popular restaurants, spa treatments, and more. Most of the deals are local to Honolulu, but other islands pop up in the listings once in a while too!”

Try to keep as much of your independence as you can!  Go where you can, do what you can, take pictures when you can, and then talk about it on your blog!

Then, share some of your blog posts with us at 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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  • 1 Pua // Aug 1, 2011 at 5:53 pm

    Aloha Evelyn,
    Much mahalo for hosting one of your special Aloha Carnivals. I loved your tortellini soup – looks great and is probably yummie.

    Of course, as I and Keoki are writing about ‘Best Hawaii ‘on our Hawaii blog, we were especially interested in reading Malia’s post about saving money on Hawaii vacation.

    A hui hou and aloha, Pua

  • 2 Maynard Hermanstorfer // Jan 4, 2012 at 10:32 am

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  • 3 Evelyn // Jan 4, 2012 at 8:52 pm

    Thank you, Maynard. Please do visit often! 🙂

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