Carnival of Interesting Finds

Cattle egret steps lightly along the hedge next to the Vineyard Zippy’s.

We have some wonderful things in the oddest places!  The lovely fellow you see above was slinking slowly across the top, yes the top, of the hedge in front of my car.  He was quite the circus act — not looking for Christmas presents but looking for lunch (bugs).  He was finding them too!

As I stuck my head out the window I was holding my breath hoping that he wouldn’t fly away before I could take this picture.  Relax, I wasn’t driving.  I was parked at Zippy’s, with a dead battery.  This handsome little guy was my entertainment!

Hawaii Beaches tells us all about the Best Hawaii Beach Bars in Honolulu posted at Hawaii Beaches.  Those are wonderful things in odd places!  No, these are not floating bars, they are establishments right on the edge of the beach.

Drinking in parks and on beaches is supposed to be illegal.   But, some people do like life on the wild side!  We won’t talk about the drinking variety right now.  We’ve got better ideas!

Katie Sorene likes life on the wild side! She asks, “Do You Dare? Hiking Hawaii’s Most Explosive Volcano” over at Travel Blog – Tripbase.  She explains with “background info and traveler tips for hiking Mount Kilauea, Hawaii’s most explosive volcano.”

Whew!  After that we need to get something to eat.

Jennifer Miner presents Three Best Restaurants in Honolulu, Hawaii posted at The Vacation Gals. Okay, we may have things to add to that, but I can always appreciate the culinary finds of our visitors!

Now that we’re full we need to go and relax a bit over at Bishop Museum!

Karen Awong touches our hearts with I Pledge Allegiance posted at kareninhonolulu, saying, “This quilt is hanging in Bishop Museum. It is known as the protest quilt and is said to have been worked on by Queen Liliuokalani while she had been held prisoner in Iolani Palace.”  Thank you, Karen.

Okay, ready?  Rested?  Come on, let’s go on another hike!

Jen presents Best Family Adventures: Hanakapi’ai Hike: 8.4 miles and they’re still talking to us posted at Best Family Adventures, saying, “Many people hike the first mile of Na Pali, but not many barely-8-year-olds make the 8.4-mile round trip to Hanakapiai Falls. But it can be done with time and patience.”

See?  You can do it too!  A little too much elevation?  Let’s head back down towards the ocean!

Friends of Falls of Clyde is Catching Up! on work being done on my darling boat.  You can read all about it over at The Falls of Clyde website.  Keep in mind that these are volunteers who are keeping these repairs moving!

Well, we started with a bird in a strange place, so let’s wrap this up with a bird activity asking us to find more of them in strange places.  Our friend, GrrlScientist, provides an interesting and fun holiday activity for all Hawai’i residents and visitors.

GrrlScientist presents The World Parrot Count posted at Punctuated Equilibrium. We need to find parrots in strange places.  This is for all islands!  I always miss things like this.  You guys are more observant!  If you see one, let them know!  Check it out — this will be great for the kids during Christmas break. I know those birds are out there but, like our friend above, they have to show up in front of my face for me to take notice.

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7 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Malia yoshioka // Dec 7, 2010 at 12:04 pm

    This picture made me laugh! I know what you mean about them walking across the TOP of hedges – I actually had a video of one doing just that and it was even more funny by how hard my family and I were cracking up over it… At least I know we’re not the only ones who find them amusing! =) Wish I could find that video.

    Love the blog carnivals, by the way. I’ll have to find something to submit…

  • 2 Evelyn // Dec 7, 2010 at 2:37 pm

    Hi Malia, please do join us! The more the merrier!

    I have to laugh at myself. I actually sat in a parking lot one day watching one of those egrets duck in and around a spinkler and let himself get wet like he was taking a shower.

    It was the cutest thing! But, he had other ideas as well — he was scooping up the bugs running away from the plants being flooded by the sprinklers. What a clever bird!

    Thanks for the comment and please join us for the next Carnival!

  • 3 gigi-hawaii // Dec 9, 2010 at 6:03 am

    Careful. My hubby got arrested for driving with an open bottle of beer in the car!

  • 4 Evelyn // Dec 9, 2010 at 6:39 am

    Aha! See? Gigi, you just never know when an officer is going to pick up on things that you’re not supposed to be doing! I must admit, being caught with it in the car is worse than on the beach. Oh dear, what to do with these men! 😉

  • 5 aloha tony // Dec 11, 2010 at 3:13 pm

    Hi Evelyn,
    been a while since I commented so I thought I would just let you know I’m still reading your blog

  • 6 Evelyn // Dec 11, 2010 at 4:16 pm

    Hi Tony!

    Long time no see, er, read! 🙂 Glad you’re still there! How have you been? How’s the Real Estate market doing?

  • 7 Mindy Kilborn // Dec 5, 2011 at 9:02 pm

    Hope your Christmas is warm and wonderful !

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