Carnival of New Blog Arrivals!

View out to sea from Aloha Tower

Welcome to the latest chapter of the Carnival of Aloha!  Things are a week late but while pulling thing together we found some gems in the process.  We have some new friends joining us and I appreciate these new perspectives.  I don’t know how new the blogs are but they’re new to me!  Help me welcome them to our little Carnival ohana!

Noel shares The Nuances of Hula with us that is posted over at A Plant Fanatic In Hawaii.  Great post, Noel, thank you!  I was happy to see a cultural submission (I always am happy to see that) and I am also thrilled to welcome a plant aficionado into our midst!  Now I have someone who can tell me what peculiar thing it is that I’ve taken a picture of while wondering around.  Welcome, Noel!  Thank your for joining us!

This chapter of the Carnival is an active one and we need to be fed.  While Noel found us and is sharing the floral beauty of our culture and our gardens, I found someone to provide us with some cyber food from the garden to help us keep up our energy.

Sonia tells us what it’s like to be Cooking from the Garden that we can find over at Sonia Tastes Hawaii.  Yummy!  Relax, I know it says garden but I did see meat in some of the pictures on her blog.  But, I’m all for learning some good vegetarian dishes too.  Mahalo, Sonia, for agreeing to provide a “ride” for the Carnival!  I hope you will tell us more about garden edibles and your other food finds!

Sheila shares more cultural finds with us and suggests that we Visit Kauai’s Wailua River Valley.  We get to learn all about it on her blog at Hawaii Vacation Advice – GoVisitHawaii.com.  As always, the photos are beautiful and very enticing!  Waterfalls and heiau make a really great combination for a place of peaceful wonder.  It looked like a warm day, Sheila.  I’m glad you and Andy like to hike!

Sheila shared the Carnival of Aloha with one of her blogging friends and as a result, we get to welcome Melanie as she joins us for the first time!

Melanie Waldman presents some great Images of Maui posted at Travels With Two.  What beautiful pictures, Melanie!  You guys seriously need to check this out.  After one camera drama after another, these beautiful pictures were actually taken with the camera in her iPhone!  You have GOT to be kidding me?!?   Amazing!  I love the pictures of the cattle crossing the road.  Too cute!

I think Sonia fed us too well.  We need some exercise!  Ryan’s here to fix that!

Ryan Suenaga tells us about his Sixty Two Miles of Heck: the Haleiwa Metric Century posted at The Athletic Diabetic.  You know, Ryan, that’s a round trip from Nu’uanu to Makaha and back.  There are a lot of people who freak out over that distance by car!  I don’t, but I’m weird so that doesn’t count.  I’ve thought about getting a bike recently, but, I just don’t know.  Somehow being on foot still feels safer.  Ryan, is it safer?

Evelyn Hunter (me) wanted to share A Reprieve for the Dogs with the Bad Press posted here at Homespun Honolulu.  I actually tried to share this with the Carnival of Cities because there are so many cities across the country that are dealing with this very same issue.  Unfortunately, the host at the time chose to ignore it.  Perhaps they saw it as advertising or something.  Maybe they have decided that the Carnival of Cities is for Travel writers only — that was not its original intent.  I’m not sure since they have not responded to my inquiry.  If they do, maybe there will be a reprieve for them too.

That concludes this edition. 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 and the guidelines can be found here!

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  • 1 Sheila // May 11, 2010 at 10:11 am

    Hey Evelyn,

    Very nice carnival! I’ve had a chance to visit and comment on some of the posts already. Great stuff!

    That’s odd about your post not being included in the carnival of cities. I bet it was just an oversight.

    Thank you for being the hostess with the mostest 🙂

  • 2 Evelyn // May 13, 2010 at 2:11 pm

    You’re so funny, Sheila! I don’t know about the Carnival of Cities. I still have not heard a word from them. I try to submit another post and see what happens.

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