Carnival Revs Up to Drive Around the Islands

Welcome to the April, 2010 chapter of the Carnival of Aloha!

Local Jobs for Local People

I just love this picture and, since we’re “driving around” this time, I couldn’t resist using it.  This is a photo I took during a pro-rail rally by the State Capital.  I am not a supporter of rail but this was overwhelming to watch!  Trucks from every line of business made a convoy all the way around with horns blaring.

Rail may not be one of my favorite topics but Jobs for Local People most definitely is!  This display brought tears to my eyes but I have not blogged about it since I wasn’t sure exactly how to approach it.  I will talk about it, but I will just leave it at this for now.   Let’s check out the Carnival rides!

mel instigated this driving binge with his Pictures From the Auto Show that he posted over at Mel’s Internet Universe Weblog, saying, “Cool cars and vintage classics.”  I am always thrilled with Mel’s photography and welcome the opportunity to share his photos with everyone!  Thanks for kick-starting things, Mel.

We need these modes of transportation because the next ride has us driving all over the place!

Sheila takes us to see 8 Great Hawaii Waterfalls Worth Gushing Over posted at Hawaii Vacation Blog –, saying, “These Hawaii waterfalls are wonderful to see and hear.”  And gush over them we should!  Love ’em!

Everyone knows that we are not going to be without our sustenance for our island hopping journey!

Andy Hayes shares The ideal day in Kauai – Sand, Vistas, and Ice Cream that he posted over at Sharing Travel Experiences, saying, “Hawaii never looked so good…”  Um, I’m going to go with tasting so good!  Thanks for the ice cream, Andy!

Now that we’re having a sugar rush, we can use that extra energy to take in a little schooling.  We’re going to get a bit of history from Andrew.

Andrew Cooper tells us about the History Written in Lava Bombs and Cinder – A Darker View.  A history that is truly fascinating for all of us!  Between the lava and the night sky, there are so many things to be discovered at A Darker View.  Thanks, Andrew!

Then we’re going to get a lesson in proper English from our new friend, Wil.

Wil Procter says Aloha! Study English in Hawaii posted at Wil’s World of Words, saying, “For people living in Asia, Hawaii isn’t just a great holiday destination, it’s a very practical option for language education, too. Here are some reasons why Hawaii is such a great place to learn English.”  Sometimes I think we could all benefit with a little bit of language education.

Now I’m tired and a little dizzy.  We need a little peace and quiet.

Pua to the rescue!  Here is How to find Peace on Hawaii vacation? posted at Best Hawaii Vacation with Hawaii Vacation Blog.  Pua says, “Ever since Hawaii has become a #1 travel destination for Mainland travelers, a building boom happened in Hawaii. For better or worse, who can say. Read our thoughts about finding peace and tranquility on the Hawaii vacation.”

That wraps things up for the April chapter!  Submit your blog articles to the next chapter 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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7 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Hawaii Vacation Deals & News: April 7, 2010 // Apr 7, 2010 at 6:27 am

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  • 2 Sheila // Apr 7, 2010 at 2:52 pm

    Very interesting photo and background. Seems that the rail issue is really a hot debate.

    Thanks for the carnival. Great work as always!

  • 3 Evelyn // Apr 7, 2010 at 5:51 pm

    Hi Sheila! Thank you for your comments and link luv!

    Yes, The Rail is a sore spot with many of us — mostly because it was rammed down our throats. But, The Rail does have its supporters. I am, to be honest, more against the mayor and his tactics and arrogance.

    If those jobs go outside this State… man oh man! I have nothing against the companies hired being registered elsewhere, but they better have an office here with the personnel made up of people in the local workers. That’s why I made that comment about local jobs being for local people.

    Since local people are the ones paying for this thing, the least they can do is put some of that money back in the pockets of our own workforce! It’s only fair to support the local economy. It’s our money!

    I think that was the message being sent by those trucks. Quite a sight to behold. Very moving.

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  • 5 Evelyn // Apr 15, 2010 at 10:55 am

    Well, that’s a compliment I will gladly take! Thank you, Brazil! Does Hawaiian Airlines fly to Brazil? 🙂

    Gotta talk to my husband about taking a trip, via North Carolina, of course. 🙂

  • 6 WilsWords // Apr 15, 2010 at 6:57 pm

    Thanks for sharing all these articles. It’s really great to see what a diverse place Hawaii is.

  • 7 Evelyn // Apr 21, 2010 at 6:46 am

    A melting pot, Wil, as so many like to call it. 🙂 That fact fits nicely with your post too. Thank you for sharing!

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