Don’t Miss the Train Ride!

All Aboard! Come along and catch a ride on Chapter 5 of the Carnival of Aloha! There is no order of preference, just a bit of timing and making use of these wonderful posts that carry us through this holiday Carnival! We’re going to wrap up 2007 and welcome in the New Year!

Menehune Train

Let’s hop aboard this Menehune Train over at Honolulu Hale before it chugs its way back to the North Pole. We’re going to share some gift-giving stories from 2007 and some of the ways we share the Aloha!

Lynn Vasquez starts us off with her selfless giving at her Slippah Project 2007! posted over at Auntie Pupule, saying, “Please read “Delivery To The Leeward Coast!”

I’m going to slip in here that this is important because that delivery of slippers, and other thoughtful gifts, to the Leeward side of Oahu is not only close to my heart but something that links Lynn’s and Skeet’s posts together. Skeet blogged about the Leeward trip as well and you can find it on her blog… as soon as you check out her entry for the Carnival…

Skeet certainly continues the emotional impact of the aloha style of gift-giving as she shares the sentiments behind a rather unusual gift. For overly-emotional saps like your host, this is another one the pulls at the heart strings. I was very struck by the intent behind this gift that Skeet received, and she tells us all about My Mo’olelo over at Skeet’s Stuff.

Sheila shares 8 Great Rainy Day Things to Do on Maui that she posted at her Hawaii Vacation Blog – GoVisitHawaii.com. Sheila says that, “Maui is wonderful even when it rains. If you find you’re on Maui when it rains for a day or two, this article will give you some suggestions of what to do to have some fun out of the rain.” I guess running up Haleakala in the rain would not be the best or safest idea, huh? Shucks!

Kuanyin helps us along with Sheila’s suggestion. If it’s Thursday and it’s raining Kuanyin suggests Thursday Thirteen posted at Who’s Yo Mama? Kuanyin is also helping us start the New Year right by getting better after being sick for so long. Let’s all start the New Year healthy! Glad you’re feeling better Kuanyin!

Mel presented Gone to the Birds posted at Mel’s Internet Universe Weblog. I have to giggle… Mel said, “And for something completely different, I offer birds…” Actually, Mel, those beautiful birds are perfect timing! We may need to catch a ride with those birds since the airline tickets to the place we want to be are so scarce!

Where do we want to be? Following the Warriors of course!

Cheryl over at Hawaii Vacation Gifts shares a reminder with us that Life is Sweet, as she tells us all about the wonderful season the University of Hawaii football team has had and the excitement that awaits us on the first day of the year, January 1st! That’s tomorrow! That’s the place we want to be!  Thank you, Cheryl, for taking us into the New Year in style!

Okay, maybe we can’t actually be at that game, but we can certainly watch the whole thing on TV. We can stock up on drinks and snacks for the game. I almost forgot about my post… so let’s get our football party supplies at Safeway!

Evelyn at Homespun Honolulu (that’s me) wraps up the gift giving for this holiday Carnival by sending, Aloha to My Safeway Family for Christmas.

If we’ve successfully caught your attention and/or heightened your interest in the Islands, you might want to think about coming over to visit, or… maybe even coming over to get married?!?

Mitch McDonald will help with that last part by telling everyone that Hawaii Wedding Packages Are A Dream Come True posted at FYI About.com.

That concludes this Chapter of our Carnival.  At this point I would like to extend my gratitude to all of the wonderful bloggers who have participated and made this Carnival an ongoing success!  I am so proud of the wonderful things you all bring to the table for our monthly celebrations of our Hawaii bloggers!

Happy New Year everybody!  God bless and warm wishes to all for a safe and fun celebration.  AND… Go Warriors!

If you missed this edition, feel free to submit your blog article to the next edition of the Carnival of Aloha using the carnival submission form. Past posts and future hosts can be found at the Carnival’s index page.

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  • 1 HawaiiVacationGifts // Dec 31, 2007 at 12:26 am

    Evelyn,
    As always, you have done a wonderful job linking all of the Hawaii posts together! I hope UH wins tomorrow–I’m kinda worried that they are eating too much rich and spicy food over in New Orleans!

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  • 3 Evelyn // Dec 31, 2007 at 5:07 am

    Hey Cheryl! I’m glad they had enough time to get used to the food! They were talking to Colt’s father who told Manolo at KHON that Colt had just had Cajun shrimp and pasta and his dad was worried about him throwing up. So, I guess your concern is not misplaced! Although, if you read Ryan Grice-Mullen’s blog, he couldn’t wait to get some Cajun cooking!

    They’re a bunch of strong guys, I’m going to just assume that their stomachs are just as strong! 🙂

  • 4 Kuanyin // Dec 31, 2007 at 2:59 pm

    Yeh….the Carnival is up and chugging along right before the New Year! Great job as always my dear! Have a fun New Year’s Even and a VERY Happy New Year! I’ll be linking this to my blog here soon!

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  • 6 Evelyn // Dec 31, 2007 at 4:58 pm

    There she is! Hi Kuanyin! It’s good to see you chugging along with us and feeling better! 🙂 Thirteen somethings on Thursday huh? Hmmm…

  • 7 Bobbie // Dec 31, 2007 at 5:11 pm

    Hi Evelyn –

    I’ve been away from the islands for the past month, so I just thought I’d stop by to check out the latest carnival and to say Hau’oli Makahiki Hou to you and all of my Hawaii blogger friends.

    Much aloha for 2008!

  • 8 Evelyn // Dec 31, 2007 at 6:13 pm

    I saw a post you left somewhere today and I wanted to check in with you to see how you were doing. Now I know! 🙂 Hope you’ll join us for Chapter 6! You have a wonderful New Year too!

  • 9 skeet // Dec 31, 2007 at 10:31 pm

    The Carnival is a hit once again! Wonderful job, my friend! I look forward to hosting whenever my turn comes!

  • 10 Evelyn // Jan 1, 2008 at 2:29 am

    I think it went well too! As always, you guys are the ones who make it great! It’s easy when you’ve got all this great stuff to work with! I’m going to hold you to that last statement too! 🙂

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