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 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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  • 1 Sheila // Sep 9, 2010 at 4:48 am

    Wow, the carnival of Aloha is three years strong and growing — thanks to you, Evelyn, for your perseverance and generous aloha that you extend to everyone.

    I am very humbled by your kind words about Go Visit Hawaii. I believe that Hawaii is a treasure and a gift from God. I just try to talk about that gift one blog post at a time.

    Mahalo Evelyn and congratulations on reaching the three year milestone of your fantastic carnival concept!

  • 2 Hawaii Vacation Deals & News: September 9, 2010 // Sep 9, 2010 at 5:55 am

    […] Congratulations to Evelyn of Homespun Honolulu for creating the blog Carnival of Aloha and reaching a three-year […]

  • 3 Evelyn // Sep 9, 2010 at 6:57 am

    Thanks, Sheila, I wish I could take credit for the idea but it’s Blog Carnival that has done that for everyone. I just jumped on their bandwagon. 🙂

    Aww, it is a gift, I’ll go with that. I’ll just complain about the tissue and wrapping paper sometimes. You and Andy are gifts too! 🙂

  • 4 Pua // Oct 23, 2010 at 10:04 am

    Three years of Aloha Blog Carnival!!! Happy to have been part of it right from the beginning.

    Congrats Evelyn for the accomplishment! We are all very grateful that you have been so committed to sharing blog posts from your Hawaii ohana with our Hawaii visitors.

    Hope many of them found my ’10 Best Hawaii vacation tips’ on your Honolulu blog.

  • 5 Evelyn // Oct 24, 2010 at 7:01 am

    Yes, Pua, you’ve been there from the beginning! From MyBlogLog until now! 🙂 I hope people have found you and everyone else too through at least one chapter of the Carnival!

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