Carnival Says Cyber Bon Voyage to Hawaii Superferry

All aboard for the March 30, 2009 edition of the Carnival of Aloha!  Since we will probably not say much about it for a long time, I thought it might be appropriate to make the Superferry our means of “transportation” this month.For those who have not heard, the Superferry is leaving the islands.  We may not have reason to talk about them again, except for the unfortunate, financial fall-out left behind for some interisland businesses that found it a thriftier way to transport their goods.

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That being said, lets talk about the water!

Wayne Cross shares My First Scuba Diving Vacation posted at First Scuba Diving Vacation, saying, “Everybody who dives has to have a first diving experience. Mine was about twenty years ago of the Big Island of Hawaii with a group of my friends. None of us were certified. How could we be, since it was our first time? If we had been certified, at least we could have said we had previously dived to the bottom of some community pool back on the mainland.”  Scuba is still on my list of things to do, Wayne, so you’re ahead of me!  🙂

Angie keeps us in the water only not quite as deep as she asks, Going snorkeling? Know what you’re looking at which she shares with us over at True Aloha.  This is a great resource for snorkelers who want to be able to identify both the strange and the beautiful.  Thanks for sharing, Angie!

Kris Nelson takes us back on land but doesn’t let us dry off much as we go Chasing Waterfalls over at the Ka’anapali Dreamin’ Blog. Kris says, “This is one entry of many in our Trip Journal from our stay in Maui last month. We did so many amazing things this year, but our return to Hana was certainly way up on the top of that list.”  Hana would always be at the top of my list too, Kris. Thank you for joining us and for sharing your explorations.  🙂

Liz Wright presents SNL Mocks Clueless Hawaiian Honeymooners posted at Travelogged.  I honestly got a really good chuckle out of the clip.  I thought about it and read some of the comments about the clip.  Yes, it wasn’t very nice of Saturday Night Live to take a pot shot like that, but SNL is satire afterall.  While blown out of proportion, it isn’t too far from the truth about a lot of places.  But then, I would imagine you could say the same thing about any State, although I’m not sure.  I still liked the video, I couldn’t help it.

Well, while reality can be a little depressing laughter is always a good medicine.  Besides, when we get depressed what do we do?  We eat!  Andrew has done a fine job of feeding us for this Carnival!

Andrew Cooper tells us all about  SPAM – A Darker View posted at A Darker View.  Oh my, the onolicious things you can make with SPAM!  Honest!  Trust me, if you come to visit and stay around long enough, you’ll love it too!

Aside from yummy recipes, we’ve got more good news, at least I think it’s good news!

Ryan Suenaga stopped by to let us in on a little secret.  Ryan notices an increase in speed shares it with us in Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell: Hidden Bandwidth Upgrade? posted over at Uncommon Cents.  I think you may be right, Ryan.  And here I thought my little laptop was just that good.  Shucks!  🙂

See, we do have things to celebrate!  Just like the end of the work week and fireworks on a Friday.  Oh, wait, we’ve got that too!

Sheila made sure that we would have some for the Carnival!  She tells us all about the Free Fireworks Show Every Friday Night in Waikiki that she posted over at Go Visit Hawaii.  Sheila, you may need to ask Andy to share how he got those great photos! Those are wonderful!

Wouldn’t it be great to watch the fireworks while snuggled up in a quilt?

Kris Bordessa has us “covered” with the Merrie Monarch Hawaiian Quilt Exhibit posted at Big Island on the Cheap.  Kris says, “The art of Hawaiian quilting has captured the imagination of people from around the world. As part of the upcoming Merrie Monarch Festival in Hilo, the Merrie Monarch Hawaiian Quilt Exhibit runs from 4/4/09-4/30/09.”  This is awesome stuff gang.  If you can get there, by all means, do!

I did it again.  I ran into something that I couldn’t resist including here.  Kris created the perfect spot for it too.  Emery is going to kill me for not asking but time was too short.  I just discovered this yesterday and I couldn’t help myself.

Emery tells all about how their hula halau planted WAUKE!  You guys have got to read this over at the Halau Na Pua ‘O Uluhaimalama blog.  This is yet another cultural happening over on the Big Island of Hawaii.  Wauke is the plant they make tapa cloth out of.  Cool!  I just thought this was so awesome, it pulled at my heart strings, and I really wanted to share!

Now I ask you, what’s better to follow a hula halau than a selection of our favorite Hawaiian flowers?

Pua took care of that for us as she tells all about Our Favorite Hawaiian Flowers at Best Hawaii Vacation with Hawaii Vacation Blog.  Pua includes a virtual invitation saying, “Hawaii residents and visitors to the Hawaiian Islands alike admire the unique beauty of tropical flowers. We invite all of you to share your ‘favorite Hawaiian flower’ with our Best Hawaii Vacation blog visitors. Let’s have some flower power fun! Mahalo, Pua”

That concludes this edition.  I have not posted enough to justify sharing my own post this go ’round.  I’ve got 11 or 12 posts in the blog oven but they’re not quite done.

Signing off this time and thanking the Superferry for taking a chance and making a go of it.  Sorry guys.

Like me, you bloggers need to submit your favorite 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.  The guidelines are here.

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6 responses so far ↓

  • 1 KrisB // Mar 30, 2009 at 4:19 pm

    Thanks Evelyn! Nice roundup this month.

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  • 4 Sheila // Mar 31, 2009 at 5:59 am

    Oh, oh, oh! Great stuff again!

    Nice to see some new faces and I’m excited to see that Kris Nelson participated. Yay! I’ve been hoping he’d join this blog ohana.

  • 5 Evelyn // Apr 1, 2009 at 5:20 pm

    Thank YOU, Kris, for joining us! It’s so much more fun when we have new ways of seeing things! I enjoy reading your stuff and it’s very informational.

  • 6 Evelyn // Apr 1, 2009 at 5:26 pm

    I thought it had a different flavor this month, Sheila. That always makes it interesting. It’s fun trying to pull things together in some fashion and you guys always give me great “tools” to use for this! I too am glad that you were able to get Kris N. to join in our fun chaos! 🙂

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