It’s Blog Carnival Time! Jump on and pick a ride!

Welcome to the July, 2010 edition of Carnival of Aloha.  I’m at a loss for words, Leiwhich is rare, and I’m not quite sure where to start.  I think we will let Sheila help us decide where to go first.

Sheila tell us How to Pick the Best Hawaiian Island(s) For Your Vacation and she posted this over at Hawaii Vacation Blog –, saying, “I see so many folks struggling to choose which island(s) that best suit them for their vacation. So, after a lot of thought, I prepared this list of useful resources.”

Okay, we need to get something to eat first to work up our energy!

I guess I’m going to be in charge of feeding us this time but do be sure to visit this Sign for Safeway’s “just for U” campaign0ne and leave a comment to be entered in the drawing for a Safeway Gift Card!  And you don’t have to live in Hawai’i to enter either!

Evelyn Hunter (that’s me) says that There’s a grocery list “Just for U!” posted right here at Homespun Honolulu.  I do love my food and I do love my grocery store for feeding me!  Writing about Safeway is always a pleasure — especially when my Pali Safeway is the best one.  Follow the link and tell me that your Safeway is better.  Go ahead!  (Take the bait — it’ll get you entered in the drawing!) 

Now that we have been fed, we can start our journey with the clean beaches of our Nation’s coastline.

Roger Elmore joins us for the first time and shares America’s 10 Most Beautiful Beaches Not on the Gulf Coast posted at Hospitality Management Schools.  The oil spill has been at the top of news for over two months now and it’s good to know that three of those ten beaches belong to the State of Hawai’i!  Thank you, Roger, for sharing a recap of our Nation’s beautiful beaches!

We all know how important our beaches are to us.  We are also sensitive about our ocean-dwelling neighbors.  Please join me in welcoming Cynthia to our little Carnival ohana as she takes us to the Big Island of Hawai’i and reminds us just how important our ocean friends are to us.

Cynthia Hoskins shares Turtle Independence Day at Mauna Lani Bay posted at her blog, asynchronicity.  This is the coolest thing!  Apparently this is becoming an annual event.  Mahalo to Sea Life Park for providing the baby honu and mahalo to Mauna Lani Bay for raising and caring for them! Mahalo, Cynthia, for sharing their story with us! Thank you for joining us!

We’re not done with our biggest island yet…

Andrew Cooper helps us shed some light on the telescope controversy at the top of our Big Island of Hawai’i by sharing an abundance of information about Astronomy and the Island Community posted at A Darker View.   Thank you, Andrew, for that moonbeam spotlight — pulling all of the information and useful links together for us to examine in much better detail than we’ve been getting piecemeal.

Now, after all of this food for thought, we need to unwind and contemplate all of this mental input!

Pua helps us relax with the Best Hawaii Sunset Photos posted at Best Hawaii Vacation with Hawaii Vacation Blog, saying, “The sunsets in Hawaii are unique and special to visitors and residents. Experiencing a rare ‘Green Flash’ sunset makes it even more exciting. Come visit our Best Hawaii Sunset photos and let us know which sunset photo you like best.”

Thank you, Pua, for helping us wrap up this, the 28th Chapter of our Carnival.  Be sure to submit your blog articles 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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  • 1 Pua // Jul 7, 2010 at 7:40 am

    Aloha and mahalo Evelyn for this nicely put together July Aloha Blog Carnival.

    I visited all our Hawaii ohana blog posts. Great variety as usual! Loved Andrew’s Mauna Kea photos like the trail to the highest point on Mauna Kea summit are certainly impressive and will catch the eye of any Big Island visitor planning a Mauna Kea summit visit. Don’t miss the sunset!

    Interesting to read Sheila’s post about finding one’s favorite Hawaii island. Most interesting question when it comes to Hawaii vacation.

    Mahalo and aloha, Pua
    Best Hawaii Vacation Blog

  • 2 Evelyn // Jul 7, 2010 at 10:59 am

    Hi Pua! Thank you for sharing your post with those lovely sunset pictures. It’s so relaxing to look at them! Sunsets come and go too quickly sometimes so it’s good to catch them and immortalize them. Sigh. 🙂

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  • 4 Sheila // Jul 9, 2010 at 8:10 am

    This carnival ride rocks! 🙂

    Thank you Evelyn and all the fellow carnival riders. This is fun!

  • 5 Evelyn // Jul 10, 2010 at 7:24 am

    Thank YOU, Sheila, I always enjoy our Carnival! That’s all because of our participants, like you. You guys make it fun to piece these things together! 🙂

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