March Carnival Riding Along

Welcome to the March, 2009 Chapter of the Carnival of Aloha!  I was a little stumped about our method of transportation this month but it suddenly hit me — let’s just take a car!

Rolls Royce for the Carnival

This lovely, cushy ride was one of the automobiles at the recent Kruse International Collector Car auction held at the Hawaii Convention Center on Valentine’s Day.

We have got a lot of things to talk about this month so we need some sustenance to get us through!  We’re stopping for food first!  No eating in the car, please.  🙂

Kris had some trouble getting submission site to work right while trying to submit the following post but we got it through and now we all get to share in the reward — this is an awesome write-up about Fresh Pao Doce – Thursdays posted at Big Island on the Cheap.  Pao Doce (Portuguese sweet bread) for all!  The pictures are sure to get your mouth watering.  Now that I think about it, I don’t know anyone who doesn’t like Portuguese sweet bread.  Great post, Kris, and the pictures are awesome!

Kuanyin speaks volumes in her post, Maui At The Crossroads posted at Who’s Yo Mama?.  In these economic times, it’s all about having that kind of positive attitude, in spite of it all.  Maui seems to have this down!

Liza joins us from A Maui Blog and tells us to “Just Talk Story” on Maui.  We should just talk story no matter where we are.  Like a lot of us, Liza gets hung up on writing something great and ends up with blogger’s block.  Liza let go of that idea and decides to share with us what’s on her mind and what’s happening soon.  That really worked out nicely, Liza!

Meanwhile, over on Kauai, there’s a little bit of trouble sleeping.

Vanessa Wolf warns us about a Dead Rooster Walking posted at Wide Awake in Wonderland.  This little guy’s days were numbered as you will see in the tone of this sleep-deprived blogger visiting Kauai and its avian population.  I had to chuckle at this one, Vanessa.  Sorry, I loved it!

All is not lost, we do have one visitor who plans to come back.  (I really don’t think the roosters were enough to keep Vanessa away anyway!)

Lindsay shares the post about Hawaii Shore Excursion Ideas for Cruisers posted at Cruises 101.  Makes me want to take a cruise too!  I think I’ll avoid the helicopter rides though.  Thank you, Lindsay, for sharing this.  I don’t think I have heard any real feedback about the cruises from island to island. Feel free to share more of this adventure with us!

There’s a lot of room for adventures and Sheila, our Hawaii boomerang, found another.

Sheila gives us more excitement by telling us how she went to See the Banzai Pipeline at Ehukai Beach Park posted at Hawaii Vacation Blog –  Sheila said, “Well, I finally got to see the big ones and what a mesmerizing sight it was! It was so interesting that we went to watch the waves on two days of our 7 day Oahu vacation.” Thanks, Sheila, I so need to get out there!

The vacation/adventure options don’t stop there.

Pua presents a Mauna Kea Summit Adventure that she posted at Best Hawaii Vacation with Hawaii Vacation Blog.  Pua asks if we’ve “Ever wondered what else you can do on top of snow-covered Mauna Kea summit, besides stargazing and watching the spectacular sun rise over the Big Island? Read Keoki’s very own ‘Mauna Kea Summit adventure’. Sorry guys the post got a little long, so we decided to deliver it in 2 parts. Don’t forget to click the link to ‘Mauna Kea Volcano’ which is the beginning of the story. The only part missing is the photo of Keoki on his boogie board – no digital camera then. Too bad!”  Aw, shucks!  Digital cameras are such a God-send aren’t they, Pua?

There are other reasons to visit Hawai’i.  No matter why you come to visit, you’re left with a lasting impression.

Jason Zuckerman put his impression into his art work. Aloha, Welcome to Big Kahuna’s Kite Shop posted at Jay Zuck’s Sketch of the Day, was very moving for me when I read it.  Jay says, “I chronicle my journey to Hawaii to scatter my Nana’s ashes in the warm waters of the land she loved. The trip inspired a fun layout sketch I call, ‘Aloha, Welcome to Big Kahuna’s Kite Shop.'”  I think you should make prints, Jay, so we can buy them and share the story whenever somebody asks us about it.  Thanks, Jay, for sharing that bit of aloha you took home with you!  Definitely a conversation piece!

The next one is my doing, thanks to Entrecard.  The icon and the title of this blog fascinated me and then this post caught my attention.

Jack over at Comics Legends and Lore wrote a post that caught my eye.  Charlie don’t surf was an unexpected find and one that I’ll call a piece of educational history that actually kind of links in nicely with Homespun Honolulu’s most recent blog about Hanauma Bay’s Historical Firsts.

My goodness, what an electic group for this Chapter!  They all complimented each other well and went together without a hitch!  Must be that car!  That concludes this edition and, as always, I can’t thank the contributors enough for their educational and flavorful submissions.  You guys are the best!

Don’t forget to 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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7 responses so far ↓

  • 1 A Maui Blog // Mar 2, 2009 at 4:44 am

    Wow Evelyn, you have done a great such synthesizing all these into one posts! Yes, it must be the car 🙂

    Now I am excited to visit each link and read more about what our co-participants wrote. This is my first time to participate here and definitely won’t be my last. I am already excited to submit my next one 🙂


  • 2 Sheila // Mar 2, 2009 at 5:21 am

    Hi Evelyn – you just keep doing it — making the carnival of aloha better and better each month. Nice to see several new and familiar faces, er, blogs participating this month. Yay!

  • 3 Evelyn // Mar 2, 2009 at 7:06 am

    Liza, I was so glad to have you join us! I think we can all say that we share both in your passion and in your excitement. It’s so wonderful that you shared it with us! 🙂 You can send your post in anytime using the Blog Carnival form.

    The best part is that now everybody else gets to meet you!

  • 4 Evelyn // Mar 2, 2009 at 7:09 am

    Hey Sheila! Good morning! Do you feel like a boomerang? I’m glad those water sandals keep finding their way back! 🙂 Hugs and I couldn’t do it without the support of people like you and Andy!

  • 5 Rod // Mar 2, 2009 at 3:44 pm

    Awesome car Evelyn! Is that a Rolls-Royce? If so, I guess you better NOT eat in it!! Have enjoyed your blog for years now! Keep up the great work!!!!! A+A+A+

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