Preservation and Lots of Aloha Create an Interesting Carnival

Welcome to the February 1st Chapter of the Carnival of Aloha! This Chapter we’ll just take a leisurely cruise down stream and visit these stories of interest!

Nuuanu Stream in the early morning.

As everyone knows, as we trickle downstream, we’ve got to have something to eat.  That’s usually my first stop and this time will be no exception as we welcome our newest Carnival participant!

Trailblazer Hawaii assures the Pineapple Princess, Maui still loves you posted at Trailblazer asking that we follow their tracks to Kauai, Maui, Oahu and Hawaii the Big Island, saying, “Maui Gold, wishing you the best, way to go!”  They want to be sure our Carnival trip is a sweet one with the pineapple from Maui.  The sweetness of Maui’s pineapple is hard to beat!  Thanks, Trailblazer, for joining us and providing such sweet sustenance!

Andrew Cooper wrestles with Defining the Sacred posted over on A Darker View.   I was all warm and fuzzy reading his post and then it actually did become a bit of a “darker view” as he was accused at worst of misunderstood at best.  Read it and you’ll see what I mean.  I understand but, in this case, Andrew did not fit the crime.  Sorry Andrew and thank you for sharing information about a heiau that I never knew existed.  I like the “take only photographs and leave only footprints” motto, very much!

We’re all concerned with conservation efforts and, now that we’ve ruffled a few feathers, let’s put some of that energy to use.

Bobbie tells us about the Hawaii Marine Debris Action Plan: Much needed program is the first in the nation posted at The Right Blue, saying, “the Marine Debris Action Plan was a long time coming, and very much needed. (Beach goers/ocean users still need to be mindful about bringing home their trash and disposing of it properly.)”  Andrew’s motto fits here as well — take only photographs and leave only footprints, not your opala!

As we care for and love our islands, one of our Carnival regulars takes it a step further!

Sheila sends A Love Letter To Lanai and shares it with us over at Hawaii Vacation Blog –, saying, “As Valentine’s Day is approaching, I thought I’d write a love letter to the island of Lana’i. Though it’s one of the least visited islands, it’s full of beauty and Aloha spirit.”

It’s not hard to see why the islands are loved so much, even our President loves his home.  We can investigate why the President is so comfortable.

Aloha Tony shows us Obama’s $10 million Hawaii vacation home over at Hawaii real estate, saying, “President Obama’s $10 million Hawaii vacation home.”  Wow, Tony, thanks for getting those pictures and sharing them with us so we can get an idea of the comfort we provide.

Of course, with those prices, it’s scary to watch and see where the real estate market will go!

Pua is talking about the Hawaii Real Estate Market 2010 over at Best Hawaii Vacation with Hawaii Vacation Blog, saying, “Hawaii real estate still enjoys a buyer’s market. But who knows for how long.  Not even our Hawaii realtors can predict for certain. Here is an a interesting article from an experienced Hawaii realtor. Will there be a return of the Hawaii seller’s market in 2010?”

What will the commercial real estate market do?  That too remains to be seen.  There are, believe it or not, commercial properties that have had a place in the hearts of many.

Most recently, Evelyn (me), expressed some concern that there will be No Cars or Hearts Racing Anytime Soon as we wait to see what will happen as the property that was once many people’s darling, Hawaii Raceway Park, goes up for foreclosure auction on Tuesday (that’s tomorrow).  Evelyn asks, “is anybody listening?!?”

That concludes this edition. Submit your blog article to the next edition of Carnival of Aloha using the carnival submission form. Past posts can be found on our blog carnival index page.

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9 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Sheila // Feb 1, 2010 at 1:26 pm


    How do you do it? Each time you weave these posts together so nicely.

    Thank you so much for doing this so faithfully!

  • 2 Pua // Feb 1, 2010 at 3:05 pm

    Aloha Evelyn,
    Much mahalo again for spreading the love for Hawaii by weaving our Hawaii blog stories together. We hope that your and our blog visitors are just the same intrigued by the variety of stories about Hawaii as we were.

    Keep spreading the spirit of Aloha with your Carnival of Aloha.

    Mahalo and aloha, Pua and Keoki
    Best Hawaii Vacation Blog

  • 3 Evelyn // Feb 1, 2010 at 4:26 pm

    Ms. Sheila, I couldn’t do anything without all of you! Somehow you guys (or at least groups of you) all seem to be, somehow, on the same wavelength.

    I’ll admit, this one was a challenge but you guys link yourselves together very nicely, without even realizing it! 🙂

  • 4 Evelyn // Feb 1, 2010 at 4:28 pm

    Thank you, Pua! That’s the goal — too keep us all linked together and all sharing the aloha.

    Of course there are times when we need to talk about things that aren’t necessarily as warm and fuzzy as we would like them to be. But, we get around it and get over it! 🙂

  • 5 Aloha Tony // Feb 2, 2010 at 3:15 pm

    great job spreading the Aloha!

  • 6 TheRightBlue // Feb 3, 2010 at 7:05 am

    Thank you, Evelyn, for another nice Carnival of Aloha. We appreciate the time and effort it takes to put this regular feature together, and we’re happy to participate.


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  • 8 Evelyn // Feb 3, 2010 at 2:01 pm

    @Tony: Hi Tony! Thanks for checking in so consistently and for sharing your observations and finds!

    @TheRightBlue (Bobbie): Thank YOU, Bobbie, for joining us and for submitting great posts like the one above. This most recent topic is educational, informative and oh so necessary! Ocean conservation is such a very hot topic these days! Thank you!

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