Welcome to the February 1st Chapter of the Carnival of Aloha! This Chapter we’ll just take a leisurely cruise down stream and visit these stories of interest!
As everyone knows, as we trickle downstream, we’ve got to have something to eat. That’s usually my first stop and this time will be no exception as we welcome our newest Carnival participant!
Trailblazer Hawaii assures the Pineapple Princess, Maui still loves you posted at Trailblazer Hawaii.com asking that we follow their tracks to Kauai, Maui, Oahu and Hawaii the Big Island, saying, “Maui Gold, wishing you the best, way to go!” They want to be sure our Carnival trip is a sweet one with the pineapple from Maui. The sweetness of Maui’s pineapple is hard to beat! Thanks, Trailblazer, for joining us and providing such sweet sustenance!
Andrew Cooper wrestles with Defining the Sacred posted over on A Darker View. I was all warm and fuzzy reading his post and then it actually did become a bit of a “darker view” as he was accused at worst of misunderstood at best. Read it and you’ll see what I mean. I understand but, in this case, Andrew did not fit the crime. Sorry Andrew and thank you for sharing information about a heiau that I never knew existed. I like the “take only photographs and leave only footprints” motto, very much!
We’re all concerned with conservation efforts and, now that we’ve ruffled a few feathers, let’s put some of that energy to use.
Bobbie tells us about the Hawaii Marine Debris Action Plan: Much needed program is the first in the nation posted at The Right Blue, saying, “the Marine Debris Action Plan was a long time coming, and very much needed. (Beach goers/ocean users still need to be mindful about bringing home their trash and disposing of it properly.)” Andrew’s motto fits here as well — take only photographs and leave only footprints, not your opala!
As we care for and love our islands, one of our Carnival regulars takes it a step further!
Sheila sends A Love Letter To Lanai and shares it with us over at Hawaii Vacation Blog – GoVisitHawaii.com, saying, “As Valentine’s Day is approaching, I thought I’d write a love letter to the island of Lana’i. Though it’s one of the least visited islands, it’s full of beauty and Aloha spirit.”
It’s not hard to see why the islands are loved so much, even our President loves his home. We can investigate why the President is so comfortable.
Aloha Tony shows us Obama’s $10 million Hawaii vacation home over at Hawaii real estate, saying, “President Obama’s $10 million Hawaii vacation home.” Wow, Tony, thanks for getting those pictures and sharing them with us so we can get an idea of the comfort we provide.
Of course, with those prices, it’s scary to watch and see where the real estate market will go!
Pua is talking about the Hawaii Real Estate Market 2010 over at Best Hawaii Vacation with Hawaii Vacation Blog, saying, “Hawaii real estate still enjoys a buyer’s market. But who knows for how long. Not even our Hawaii realtors can predict for certain. Here is an a interesting article from an experienced Hawaii realtor. Will there be a return of the Hawaii seller’s market in 2010?”
What will the commercial real estate market do? That too remains to be seen. There are, believe it or not, commercial properties that have had a place in the hearts of many.
Most recently, Evelyn (me), expressed some concern that there will be No Cars or Hearts Racing Anytime Soon as we wait to see what will happen as the property that was once many people’s darling, Hawaii Raceway Park, goes up for foreclosure auction on Tuesday (that’s tomorrow). Evelyn asks, “is anybody listening?!?”