Entries Tagged as 'Carnival of Aloha'

June Blog Carnival Reminder!

Flying around Hawaii for the Carnival of Aloha

This is just a reminder for all bloggers who have a blog post about Hawaii that they want to share with the blogosphere and beyond!  Fly on over and join us for the June chapter of the Carnival of Aloha!   That link will take you to the guidelines. 

Fly over here and this link will take you to the form where you can enter the web address and any comments for the story you want us to include in the Carnival!  All it needs it to be about Hawaii — any island, any topic.

Deadline for submissions is this Friday, June 10, 2011.  Fly on over and join us as we share our favorite posts about life and adventures in Hawaii!

The April Carnival is Blooming!

Maybe we should call this the Spring Edition of the Carnival of Aloha!

Lavendar bougainvillia in bloom by Kamehameha Shopping Center

Spring is in the air and some of our bloggers know it!

HawaiiVacationGifts asks What’s Blooming in our Yard? Cattaleya Orchids.  This post is over at Hawaii Vacation Gifts by Double Brush-Hawaiian Gifts & Blog.  Cheryl says, “I thought maybe with April having earth day this post would be relevant.  🙂 ”  I agree, and just in time!

Putting Cheryl and Sheila together brings back fond Carnival memories for me!  Hopefully they will agree.

Sheila tells us all about A Day Trip Island Hop To Oahu posted at Hawaii Vacation Advice – GoVisitHawaii.com; saying “Island hopping to Oahu is really pretty easy to do from the other islands. Here’s the plan we used for a day trip to Oahu from Maui. What an action packed, but very fun day!”  And a very successful one I might add.

Now all we need is a cup of coffee!

Malia Yoshioka presents Day Trip: Kona Coffee Country posted at WhyGo Hawaii, saying, “I recently returned from a trip to Kona where I was able to stay a night in the town of Holualoa in the “Kona Coffee Belt,” about 15 minutes from Kona. It was a wonderful getaway, higher up in the mountains with the cooler air and hundreds of coffee orchards. The farmers are all really friendly and passionate about growing some of the world’s best coffee. Just had to share!”

That sounds so wonderful, Malia!  I wanted to stay at Kula Lodge on our next trip to Maui (whenever that might be!) but hubby doesn’t like being cut off from civilization and modern technology.  A laptop will still work!  Nope, not good enough.  Gotta have the TV.  Their rooms have no televisions!

I pulled Cynthia in to help us continue with the admiration of our natural surroundings.

Cynthia wrote all about Waimea’s “Flower of Love” – The Agapanthus in a post over at Asynchronicity,  I just had to include it here! We’re only two weeks away from Easter now and Agape anything sounds good to me!

We do love our flowers and we also love our culture!  The Big Island of Hawaii gives us both, as you can see.

Pua had the urge to share Hawaii Hula Festival Videos with everyone, saying that “Big Island visitors [can] visit the Merrie Monarch Hula Festival at Easter in Hilo. Hula competitions which require tickets are sold out but Wedsnesday nights are open to everybody and of course all the other good stuff: Hawaiian art + crafts fair, grand parade through Hilo and more. Enjoy the hula in Hawaii!”  Great videos, Pua, thank you!

Being close to the the natural parts of our World is a wonderful thing.  There are times when the mountains and streams just seem to call to me.  Of course there are a few other events and places that speak to me as well!

Kalaeloa Raceway Park talks to me!  In its own way this little start-up has reached out to many people in the community.  For me it is the restoration of something lost to my strange mentality and to the O’ahu racing community some time ago.  After Hawaii Raceway Park shut some of us watched and waited for what seemed like forever — waiting for something or someone to come along and save, restore, or replace it!  As it worked out, all we got was more bad news.

Suddenly the most wonderful thing happened — Kalaeloa Raceway Park!  I know, I know, they’re thinking, “Whatta you mean suddenly?!?  We’ve been working hard to make this happen!”  I am so very proud of you guys!  Now, Kalaeloa Raceway Park (KRP) continues to grow and make the racing community happy and proud!  For the record, I do not race.  It was just part of my past that needed to be restored.  Don’t ask, just go with it.

I am also very happy and grateful for KRP’s sponsors:

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I love all this entrepreneurial stuff! I hope this list of sponsors, that I swiped from KRP’s web site, continues to grow — longer and longer!

On that exciting note we conclude this chapter of the Carnival of Aloha. Submit your blog article to the next chapter by using our carnival submission form. Past posts and future hosts can be found on our blog carnival index page.

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The sun shines over our Hawai’i Carnival!

Morning sunlight peaks through the trees over Nu’uanu PaliGood morning and welcome to Chapter 36 of the Carnival of Aloha!  There is something to be said for vog — you may not be able to breathe all that comfortably but the color refractions off those air particles make for great pictures!  Just thought I would mention that.

I also need to mention that in recent months I have been a bit hard on sites that send in random links to blog carnivals for advertising purposes.  That hasn’t stopped them but I thought it might be more useful to let them slide if they provide useful information and if they represent something worthwhile, like education.

I am guessing that most of these submitters are students, although I don’t know that.  So, let’s get started and you can see what I mean.

Elizabeth Wright tells us all about how It’s the Most Wonderful Time of Year! The Top 25 Spring Break Hot Spots in the U.S posted at Education Degrees.  Obviously Hawaii is not all of those 25 Hot Spots but we did make two! Thanks, Elizabeth.

Our Internet educators do not stop there.  Here is another submission talking about facts that may or may not be so well known.

Tricia Adams shares a few Little Known Facts About Big Island posted at PhD Programs.  Now, for those of us familiar with some of these, and the State as a whole, we know that “Big Island” was probably not the best thing to put in the title.  Tricia’s article is about more than just the island of Hawaii — it includes a lot more of the State of Hawaii than just one island.

The next one is another one of our educational institutions but this one is a great link for travel aficionados!

Debbie Owen suggests that people Skip the Slopes: 20 Creative Staycation Ideas for Winter posted at Online Doctorate Degree, saying, “With rising gas prices, freezing snow storms, and a still tough economy, many families are trimming their vacation budgets in response. Instead of purchasing expensive airfare, lodgings, and more, many have opted to take their vacations closer to home.”  Debbie’s article may not be Hawaii-specific but it does include much of our attractions in the process.

Are these three ladies students?  I’m going to guess that, yes, they probably are so I’m letting it slide and sharing the links with everyone cause I think they’re at least mildly interesting.

Education is important and you’ve got to love what comes of it!

Biotunes shares Hiking the Alaka`i Swamp – Part 1 posted at Bioblog by Biotunes, saying, “This is an old post, but still seems appropriate.”  Going hiking on Kauai can’t possibly ever get old!  Cool blog.

The ecosystem is always something great to focus our education on.

Raising Islands always has well-educated, intelligent articles.  Most recently, Mr. TenBruggencate spoke of how the Humpback whale range extends into Papah?naumoku?kea.  The articles you find on this blog are probably not going to be found in too many other places and they are always educational.

We need education and parents know how important this is.  We also need good food to keep our brains functioning.  Our O’ahu Mom, Lisa helps us with this!

Lisa tells us all about Lanikai Juice in Kailua posted at Oahu Mom.  I have not been there but look forward to doing so!  Thank you, Lisa!

We can take our juice and go relax with Pua as we view and discuss our favorite beach photos!

Pua asks, Which Hawaiian Beach photo do you like best? posted over at Best Hawaii Vacation with Hawaii Vacation Blog, saying, “We invite everybody in our Hawaii blog ohana to vote for the Hawaii Beach photo they like best.” I like nature photos and the beaches give us some of the best.

That concludes this month’s chapter. Thank you, everyone, for sharing what’s on your mind, or your plate!  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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Carnival of Travelers

2011 Chinese New Year parade in Downtown Honolulu

Welcome to the 35th Chapter of the Carnival of Aloha! We’re running late, as usual,  but we get to share some cool imprints left on our visitors.  The best part?  We get to start with some yummy food to kick start our Carnival and kick up our strength!

Malia Yoshioka tells us about Dining on Maui: Local Favorites that she posted over at WhyGo Hawaii, saying, “I was born and raised on Maui and grew up loving the little mom and pop restaurants serving local favorites like dry mein, guri guri, and stick donuts. Here are the 5 places you’ll definitely find me when I return home to the Valley Isle.”  Okay, so Malia’s not exactly a stereotypical visitor.  She’s more like a homing pigeon!

We talk about the warmth of the islands and Ilana is helping us stay warm with a fun after-meal cocktail!

Ilana Eck (aka the Hip Hostess) shares the Hawaiian Lava Flow (cocktail) posted at The Hip Hostess, saying, “Hope you will include this recipe that was inspired by a trip to Hawaii.”

While on the subject of travel and warmth, and while we have many visitors that we call snowbirds, and even homing pigeons, we have a definite magnet attraction for some.  My favorite magnet pulls my butterfly, Sheila, back to us again and again.

Sheila presents an Aloha Friday Photo: Leaping Legends Editions posted at Hawaii Vacation Blog – GoVisitHawaii.com, where she shares, “We have an ongoing series of Aloha Friday Photos that feature reader’s Hawaii vacation photos. For the carnival, I’m sharing just one of the many great photos we’ve featured. This one was sent to me from wonderful readers who live in Italy.”

All the way from Italy!  We’re on a travel roll with this chapter of our Carnival and we can’t possibly talk about island hopping or mainland travel either for that matter, without talking about our own mascot, Leilani, at Hawaiian Airlines.

CreditCardGuru presents Hawaiian Airlines Credit Card Review: The Pros & Cons posted at credit card forum [the blog], saying, “My 2011 review of the Hawaiian Airlines credit card!”

We can share more of the reasons why we have homing pigeons!
Hawaii Beaches shares just A Few Of The Top Attractions On The Big Island posted at Hawaii Beaches.

Pua then follows Hawaii Beaches with some of the beaches on the Big Island!

Pua presents Best Big Island Beaches Youtube Videos posted at Best Hawaii Vacation with Hawaii Vacation Blog, saying, “What is your ‘Best Big Island beach?’ We love to hear from Hawaii visitors and residents.”

Travel costs money.  Earning money means taxes.  So, on a more practical note,

OahuRealEstateOnline tells us about sending love letters to the IRS when they talk about Love and Taxes!  They are providing us with “Real Estate News you can use!”

That concludes this chapter, so don’t forget to submit your blog articles to the next chapter of the Carnival of Aloha using our carnival submission form.   The guidelines can be found here.  Past posts and future hosts can be found on our blog carnival index page.

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Carnival Welcoming the New Year

Happy New Year!

Welcome to the 34th Chapter of the Carnival of Aloha!

Bridge in Wahiawa

This is the stuff novels are made of!  It suddenly dawned on me that this is the residual impact that The Bridges of Madison County has had on me.  It made me pull over and take this picture!  The book was much better than the movie, by the way.  No surprise there.

Whenever I see a structure like this, that’s where my mind goes.  Couldn’t help it, had to get this picture.  I have one more thing to say about this picture of the bridges over Wahiawa — at the end of our blog Carnival.

As we start our Carnival journey, we first need to be fed!

Cynthia Hoskins shares a nice post about Lunch and Learning at the Hawaiian Vanilla Company that she posted at asynchronicity.  Did anybody else even know there was such a thing?  Bloggers always seem to have the knack for finding the coolest things!

As we give birth to another New Year, I just have to share something else I found in Wahiawa — something other than that bridge.

Evelyn (I) found it because she was looking for it!  I really wanted to share this link about The Birthing of Hawaiian Royalty.  This location has been a cultural fascination to me for a long time and I finally got to see Kukaniloko!

There are so many things about our culture that are not simply fascinating; there are sometimes things that are actually unknown to many of us.

Karen Awong provides us with a medicinal and seasonal part of Hawaiian culture when The Pleiades Rises and Lono Arrives posted over at kareninhonoluluBishop Museum has so much to offer.  Thank you, Karen, for sharing these things!

Karen’s post touches a little on winter in Hawaii and the snow.  Snow?  Wait, we need a little more clarification on this.

Sheila asks Does it snow in Hawaii? which is answered by her post over at Hawaii Vacation Advice – GoVisitHawaii.com.  I still haven’t seen any myself.  Maybe I need to go to the Big Island in the winter just so I can say that I have!  Tsk!

Culture and climate are always so important, so is our history.  For that reason, it is important to share this next post.

April M. Williams talks about Preserving Falls of Clyde the Last Iron Hulled Tall Ship Honolulu Hawaii over on her “Where are you today?” Travel Blog.  I am very happy to share this so you all know that I am not the only one with a fixation on the preservation and restoration of this surviving fragment of our maritime history.

As we go out to the shoreline, we have some other ocean activity to share.

Hawaii Beaches shares their Best Coral Reef Beaches in Oahu posted at Hawaii Beaches.

For those who want to keep their feet dry, there is some entertainment for you as well.

Malia Yoshioka presents 5 Places to Watch Football in Waikiki.  Malia is happy to join us with this post at WhyGo Hawaii and she says, “Mahalo nui loa!”

I’m with Malia on that as we conclude this chapter.  Before I let you go, I have to return to the photo of our bridge.  Some may have noticed the Mylar balloon tied to the side of the bridge.  There are flowers there as well.  We all know what that means.  We did not have a very safe driving record in 2010.  Please, please, please drink at home and, even if you’re sober, remember to drive carefully so we can bring the highway death rate down this year!  Stay safe no matter where you are!  I want you all to hang around for a very long time.  If you don’t mind.

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Happy New Year! and a Carnival Reminder

Fireworks over the Hilton Hawaiian Lagoon just before midnight on December 31, 2010

Happy New Year, Honolulu!  The wind picked up and the sky is clear!  There’s a nice breeze blowing and we currently have no rain and no lingering pollutants — just a beautiful, bright, blue sky.

I hope everyone had a nice New Year and will join us for the first Carnival of Aloha of 2011!  The deadline is coming up quickly!  I’ve extended it to Sunday because I’m sure there are things that you all want to share with the rest of us!

Come on, send them in!

The Birthing of Hawaiian Royalty

I have wanted to get to this place for the longest time!  I rarely get out to Wahiawa or beyond so, after I got my safety-check sticker, I made sure to take full advantage of this rare and infrequent opportunity!

Over time, the writing of this blog has created a much greater sense of aloha for Hawaiian culture and it has ignited a thirst for knowledge about that culture’s history.  Up until now, Kukaniloko was known to me only as “the birthing stones.”   When I found my way there, I was lucky enough to find a rather interesting group of people.

Students from a University of Hawaii, Manoa Geology class

This was a class of Geology students from the University of Hawai’i at Manoa.  Apparently, Kukaniloko “is the geographic center of O’ahu…” thus making it geologically important.  They were actually there with their geology professor!  Talk about a stroke of luck!

I tried to get closer so that I could eaves drop on part of what the professor was saying to the class.  I have to admit that I was a little taken aback listening to Dr. Scott Rowland as he told his students how an alii was birthed.  “They did what???” I was thinking to myself, relatively horrified.

I’m not going to get into it but, let’s put it this way, the State of Hawai’i’s flyer about Kukaniloko says, “The birth of a child at Kukaniloko was witnessed by 36 chiefs.”  This stunned me a bit because that is not the kind of birth-giving experience that I would care to deal with while bloody, sweating, and in pain.

Of course there are women today that have an audience during the birthing process.  The whole visual of the process being described by Dr. Rowland just caught me off guard, I think.  Of course, if you’re in that much physical distress, perhaps your only focus is on getting past that pain!  Mothers can weigh in on this.  Seriously, please do!

Dr. Rowland did remind everyone that, back then, this area did not look like it does now.  It used to be a forested area and hence much more secluded and private.  “Good point!”  That made it a little better.   Today, as you can see by the photos, it is wide open to the world!

The group of stones at Kukaniloko

I was quite impressed by how well-maintained this site has been kept after all these years!  Before the class departed for its next stop, Dr. Rowland was kind enough to share a copy of his handouts.  Part of the handout that had been put together for the class stated that Kukaniloko,

“is one of only two locations in Hawai’i where children of chiefs were born (the other was on Kaua’i).  Kukaniloko may have been established as a royal birthing place as long ago as the 12th century.  Fortunately, W.W. Goodale of the Waialua Sugar Plantation as well as the Daughters of Hawai’i made sure that this place was protected and not plowed over for agriculture.”

Thank goodness!  That would have been an archeological and culturally-historical disaster!

Well-kept grounds at Kukaniloko

As I surveyed the area I became curious about the slightly-elevated area pictured above.  Was it ever used for rituals or halau performances or something?  It sort of looked like a hula mound.  Anybody in the know can share your knowledge on this too!

Any woman living in those times would have appreciated the honor it was to actually be giving birth to a chief!  Hawaiians had a great deal of respect for the alii, as they do to this day.  The birth of a new ruler was certainly an event to be celebrated!

Heiau at Kukaniloko

It was really comforting to see how the grounds are so well kept.  I was very pleased but I wanted to know more about this heiau.  Again, anybody in the know on this is welcome to comment!

Close-up shot of the birthing stones

Dr. Rowland indicated that one of these stones was the main stone but I wasn’t close enough to the group to hear which one it was.  The one in the center of the picture above may have been the one but I’m honestly not sure.  I knelt down and touched the surface of the stones — they were unusually smooth and even soothing to the touch.

Kukaniloko sign

This sign posted by the DLNR shows that the land here is protected, as it should be.  The sign has taken a beating over time but the simple message it carries is essential — “Please respect this sacred area.”

I came away moved by the beauty and serenity of this simple site that is listed on both the National and State of Hawai’i Registers of Historic Places.  While feeling a little more educated about this little tidbit of our historic culture, I still remain overwhelmed by the very complex history of our State.  There is still so much to uncover and talk about.  And you thought you were going to get off easy!

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.

That concludes this chapter. Submit your blog article to the next edition of 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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Carnival of Rainbow Colors

There are so many colors to be seen in the Aloha State and this Carnival just shares a few.  We are welcoming some new bloggers to our little Carnival family!

A sunset rainbow over Punchbowl.

This month our Carnival starts under an almost-visible double rainbow.  As always, we need someone to be in charge of the food.  Let’s welcome Lisa who will help us out with this.

Lisa tells us all about the Farmers’ Market in Kailua in a post over at Oahu Mom, saying, “This is the first time I’ve submitted an article but hope it won’t be the last.”  People love these Farmers’ Markets, where ever they happen.  I must say, the vegetables are something to admire.  Those beautiful veggies are the start of our rainbow colors to be sure.  I hope your participation will be a regular event, Lisa!

Megsie also joins us with a scientific approach to aquaculture and more.  Let’s welcome Megsie as she shares a place that I have yet to visit.  This is a fascinating underwater journey if you just pay attention to the details.

Megsie Siple explains the details while sharing Life at the Sea Wall posted at Fishpond Fever: Loko I’a o He’eia, saying, “this blog is about Hawai’ian fishponds and specifically the ecology of He’eia fishpond in Kaneohe, HI. It’s meant to be a window for the public to read about the biology of the pond, and learn about native Hawai’ian aquaculture, invasive species, and science at a historic cultural site.”  Thank you, Megsie, for sharing this!  I hope you will join us with more about the fish ponds, and as often as you can!

We just can’t seem to sit still can we?  Let’s also welcome Donna who joins us with feet that are just as itchy as ours!

Donna Hull presents Spring Break Ideas for Baby Boomers posted at My Itchy Travel Feet, saying, “Why the Big Island of Hawaii makes the perfect spring break destination for adventurous baby boomers.”  Hey, good choice Donna!  Now you need to come back, visit, and write some more.

Sheila is here.  Literally.  She’s here.  Again.  Hooray!  ‘Cause GoVisitHawaii.com has itchy feet too!  Sheila takes us on a Safari Helicopters Kauai Refuge Eco-Tour.  We get a lot of colors with this one over at GoVisitHawaii.com!  Kauai is never a visual disappointment.  Thank you, Sheila, for taking us with you!

Hawai’i is so memorable with all of it colors, cultures, and races that it really does make a great back-drop for movies like Jurassic Park, or for television shows like Hawaii 5-0, or for books like One Man’s Paradise!

Evelyn (me) shares a Book Review: One Man’s Paradise that shares the story of some strange yet believable characters populating the streets of Honolulu, posted over at The Writing Sprite.

That concludes this colorful edition. Submit your blog article to the next chapter of 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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Carnival of Living Aloha and Loving It!

Watching a bird in flight by Moanalua Gardens.Did you know that September 3, 2007 was the very first Carnival of Aloha.  I’m having a hard time digesting it but this is actually Chapter 30!  Don’t bother doing the math, it doesn’t come out.  I counted.  We’ve actually been sharing blogs and getting to know each other for three years now!

That’s a happy thing, at least I think so!  The Carnival flies on the wings that you bloggers give it!

The election season may not be the best season to have a Carnival.  Questions about candidates and the state of the State’s affairs abound. 

“What do we do? Who do we choose? What will they do if they get in office? Where do we go from here?”

With all of the political and social issues bubbling around town, the animosity between candidates is so thick you need a knife to cut through it all, or a rubber mallet, depending.  Sometimes I need to be reminded to keep my attitude in check because I have a little too much attitude and I can’t stand smug politicians!

Sheila reminded me about the attitude thing when she asked for, Your Take: Why you Love Oahu.  Fizzle!  There goes that attitude — right down the drain.  Why do I love O’ahu?  There are so many reasons, for me, and they are often indescribable.  Thanks, Sheila, for popping that darn attitude balloon!  I know it’s unintentional but it’s a gift you have and it’s not the first time.  That’s just another reason why GoVisitHawaii.com is an important blog to more than just the tourists.

There are so many things to see and learn on all of our islands.

Jan TenBruggencate wrote an article about how The ocean’s color affects heat, storm formation posted over at Raising Islands–Hawai’i science and environment.  This gives us a clue as to just how important the colors of our environment are!  Who would have thought that color had so much power?

The beauty and natural wonders and colors of our islands make for great conversations and great Carnival rides!  I found something else, too!

Noel has started a Made-in-Hawai’i Meme!   It is The Hot, the Loud, and the Proud Meme!  I stumbled on the 6th issue of this meme and I include it here in the Carnival because Hawai’i is all about picture taking and the more beautiful colors we get to see, the better!  Thank you, Noel, I am so looking forward to participating in this meme!  Others eager to join can find out more about it at A Plant Fanatic in Hawaii.

Hopefully a lot of visiting bloggers will participate in this meme when they get home with their wonderful pictures!  When they come to visit we want to be sure they enjoy themselves and they can always use a few tips.

Pua presents Hawaii travel: 10 Best Hawaii vacation tips posted at Best Hawaii Vacation with Hawaii Vacation Blog.  This way you are forewarned about some of the things to do to be sure you get the most out of your stay, whether you’re traveling inter island, or coming from out-of-State.

In honor of the third anniversary of this Carnival I did the lazy thing and shared the same post I used for Chapter 1.

Evelyn (me) shared one of the things you can do while you’re on vacation on O’ahu — go to see the colors of the Sea Life at the Park.  Hmmm… perhaps I will grab posts from that first, debut Carnival to share next September!

See?  As much as we complain, it’s our home and we’re still Living Aloha and Loving it!  🙂

That concludes Chapter 30. 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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