Let’s Take a Dragon Ride — They Don’t Need Gas!

I tried to find a pictorial form of “transportation” for Chapter 12 of the Carnival of Aloha. Although not the safest method of travel, this one tugged at my heart strings because I never give enough attention to these guys. Every year everybody else beats me to it and floods the blogosphere with scenes and stories about Chinese New Year. So, I’ll just take this cultural favorite and let it be our virtual tour guide.

Carnival dragon to take us cruising

Since dragons don’t use gas for their fire breathing, or for flying either, and since you are supposed to ride dragons, NOT slay them, I figured we could just use this very long one and all hop on board together! I’m not making this up, just ask Anne McCaffrey. McCaffrey will tell you about the bond between a man (or a woman) and their dragon! Then again, our ride here is a Chinese dragon, not the medieval, bonding variety of McCaffrey’s fantasy world. So, you might want to avoid the teeth — they look sharp!

With everyone still very much in vacation mode for the summer, let’s get started!

TrigMom joins us for the first time and tells us of her discoveries about the Best Things To Do With Kids in Honolulu, Hawaii posted over at TrigMom.com. Thanks for sharing your list with us, TrigMom! You did Oahu well! I was happy to see you got out a bit while you were here rather than just hanging in Waikiki!

Leslie Carbone, I’m happy to report, shared a successful visitor event with us this time through Leslie Carbone: Pearl Harbor posted at Leslie Carbone. I am yet to visit the Arizona Memorial at Peal Harbor myself and I’ve been here all my life. It’s on the agenda. I’ll get there. Thank you, Leslie, for sharing your experience! I’m just glad it went well. πŸ™‚ Leslie even gives a romantic twist to the oil droplets that continue, even after all these years, to escape from the Arizona.

Hawaii Vacation Gifts provides an alternative vacation idea for those of you who are a little more daring and fond of the outdoors. We get to learn about the New Indiana Jones Movie partly filmed on the Big Island of Hawaii posted at Hawaii Vacation Gifts.

Bobbie provides a transition for us as she reminds us about Hawaii Sunshine: Not just for tanning that she has posted on her Virtual Scratchpad. We all love the sunshine and the ocean but it doesn’t hurt to be reminded about just what valuable resources these things are, especially with all of the climate changes these days. Thanks, Bobbie!

As we protect our planet and protect our skin,

Angie reminds us: Don’t forget your pets in the face of disaster posted at True Aloha. This is something that people often forget and I, for one, appreciate Angie sharing this reminder with all of us! This is a very valid concern and a good point. Thanks, Angie, for reminding everyone!

Now, as we begin to wrap up the summer months, we’re heading into the political season.

Evelyn (that’s me) just had to share some of the upcoming political excitement with Everyone’s Aunty Runs for Office! posted right here at Homespun Honolulu. Many of us know her and I’m just being a happy volunteer cheerleader here! πŸ™‚

Pua provides us with another transition as she asks us to Vote for your favorite Hawaii Story! posted at Best Hawaii Vacation with Hawaii Vacation Blog. We may have missed the party but you can still vote! Pua helps us round up this 12th Chapter of the Carnival and leads us into the next where we will soon be having yet another anniversary celebration.

Whew! That dragon is a fast mover! As we release our tight grip on his scales and wave goodbye to our reptilian friend, we can look forward to the next Chapter of Aloha. The upcoming chapter will be the Carnival of Aloha’s first anniversary! We hope all will join in and celebrate this first milestone for the Carnival! Don’t forget to submit your blog posts to the anniversary edition of the Carnival of Aloha! Just use our carnival submission form.

Past posts and future hosts can be found on our blog carnival index page.

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11 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Pua // Aug 4, 2008 at 6:47 am

    Mahalo, Evelyn, for hosting another of your Hawaii Blog Carnivals. This time there was a smaller number of article contributions than usual – summer is vacation time! – but most important, I liked them all. I will definitely send our visitors over to check out this carnival.

    Hey, for all those bloggers who did not vote for their favorite Hawaii story (click categories side bar bottom) for our 2nd blog birthday, you are still warmly invited to join and get a link on http://kohalacoastweb.blogspot.com/2008/07/hawaii-articles.html . Aloha, Pua

  • 2 Sheila // Aug 4, 2008 at 8:05 am

    Congratulations Evelyn and contributers on yet another great carnival!

  • 3 Evelyn // Aug 4, 2008 at 9:58 am

    Hi Pua. You’re right, there are not as many as usual. I think you’re also right about summer being part of the reason. I know a lot of us are spending time trying to stay cool! Happy Belated Birthday! πŸ™‚

  • 4 Evelyn // Aug 4, 2008 at 10:18 am

    There’s Sheila! You’re one who was missing. Sorry, I didn’t send out any reminders so it’s my fault! If I can just get back in sync with the rest of the blogosphere it will all be fine! Hugs and thanks for checking in! πŸ™‚

  • 5 HawaiiVacationGifts // Aug 4, 2008 at 6:15 pm

    Hi Evelyn,
    A dragon–I love it! I just stumbled this post and did the review.

    All you ‘stumble upon’ people out there, please give the blog carnival a thumbs up!

  • 6 Bobbie // Aug 4, 2008 at 6:25 pm

    Aloha Evelyn – Congratulations on putting together a very fine Carnival of Aloha once again! Looking forward to reading all the great posts this evening. ;-}

  • 7 Fly on over to the Carnival of Aloha! : True Aloha // Aug 5, 2008 at 1:30 am

    […] It’s Carnival of Aloha time again!Β  This is your opportunity to see other Hawaii bloggers and the aloha they have to share.Β  Evelyn at Homespun Honolulu is our host and you can peek in on the carnival by clicking here. […]

  • 8 Evelyn // Aug 5, 2008 at 6:37 am

    Hi HVG! I was a little concerned how people would react to our mode of transportation. πŸ™‚ Thank you for the Stumble!

  • 9 Evelyn // Aug 5, 2008 at 6:43 am

    Hey Bobbie! I think it would be impossible without all of the great bloggers who contribute each month. It’s fun to see how the different posts piece together in fun ways. πŸ™‚

  • 10 Leslie Carbone // Aug 9, 2008 at 3:51 am

    I guess I did complain quite a bit in my earlier post. Honestly, though, it was a wonderful trip, and I hope I can return soon.

  • 11 Evelyn // Aug 9, 2008 at 6:02 am

    It’s okay, Leslie, it does get frustrating when enhancements/construction get in the way and create difficulty getting where you want to go! I’m glad you finally made it to your destination! The best part is, you’re planning to come back! πŸ™‚

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