November Carnival of Culture, Fun, and Water!

The holiday season is upon us!  See what happens when you blink?  The Marigolds you see have everything to do with November.  Nothing to do with Hawai’i but I will explain their November importance in another post very soon!

Marigolds bring us into November.

The Carnival is in full swing this month so we’re going to need some added energy and nutritional sustenance.

Lisa is going to feed us with Big Kahuna’s Pizza ‘n Stuffs posted at Oahu Mom. Lisa tells us more about Big Kahuna’s: “With its location near the airport, Big Kahuna’s is a great place to take hungry friends after they arrive on island or to grab some food before a long flight. But even if you’re not making a trip to or from the airport, you should take a trip to Big Kahuna’s.”   Hmmm… never been there.  Thanks for feeding us, Lisa, and for sharing this discovery!

We are really going to need that pizza as we go on a visit to one of the cultural places that is vastly rich in knowledge and information.

Karen Awong checks her calendar and figures that, If Its Thursday, I Must Be At The Museum posted at Holo Holo Hawaii.  Karen says, “I live in and blog about Hawaii and Bishop Museum.” I hope, Karen, that you will continue to share things about the Museum with us!

It has been far too long!  I keep saying that I’m going to visit but I never seem to find my way there.  So much of our culture is housed within the walls of Bishop Museum.  Our support and continued visits are well overdue.  Holo nui to the Museum and get your cultural shot in the arm.  It will do your heart good!

I still worry about, and dearly miss, Bishop’s Maritime Museum, that sits quietly next to Aloha Tower.  That one brings on tears of frustration each time I see a visitor approach the closed doors and read the “Temporarily Closed” sign.  I only found it when I started blogging.  I never even knew it was there.  As soon as I fell in love with it, the doors were closed due to a lack of funding.  Some things are so worthy of our support and we so need to keep them open!  A heartfelt “Mahalo!” to you, Karen!   I’m so happy to add you and your blog to our little Carnival Ohana!

We need a chuckle!

Sheila presents 8 Myths of Hawaii Five-0 posted at Hawaii Vacation Advice – Sheila wants to let us all know that, “Hawaii Five-0 is not reality TV. 🙂 ”   Go “Nuts!”  (Myth #4)  Good one, Sheila!  Thanks for sharing, and I believe you when you say you could watch paint drying if scenic Hawai’i was the back drop!

Are you itching to move along?  Donna will help!

Donna Hull shares more of her travels with us as she goes Tubing Through Kauai’s History posted at My Itchy Travel Feet. Donna further shares that, “Tubing down one of Kauai’s old sugar plantations canals is a fun way to experience the history and beauty of the Garden Isle.”  What a great idea!  How can you not focus on the topic at hand?

Not wet enough?  One of Hawaii’s biggest draws for both visitors and kama’aina has got to be the dolphins!

Jennifer Miner presents Swimming with Wild Dolphins in Oahu, Hawaii posted at The Vacation Gals – Family travel, girlfriend getaways, romantic getaways, destinations, things to do, travel tips.  Jennifer says, “Swimming with wild dolphins can be an amazing travel experience, especially when done with a small group that respects the ocean and marine life.” I agree!

Still not wet enough?

Hawaii Beaches tells us all about the Popular Oahu Beaches posted over at Hawaii Beaches.  If you visit all of them you can’t possibly get away without being sufficiently water-logged!

We’ll wrap things up kind of the way we started.  While you’re still chewing on your pizza, let’s make one more Museum stop.

Evelyn, that’s me, shares a Homespun Honolulu blog post that is one of my favorites, Maritime History and Pirate Ships.   This is posted here in case readers were wondering why I am so dearly attached to the Maritime Museum.  I will thank Karen again for opening up an opportunity to share this post yet again.  The Falls of Clyde has been cut lose and is no longer connected to the Maritime Museum, except for its location.  Regular readers know how I feel about “my boat!”

Thank you, everyone, for a wonderful Carnival and a great collection of posts!

I promise to answer the question about “why marigolds are important to November” very soon!

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5 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Sheila // Nov 9, 2010 at 6:32 am

    Woohoo! Carnival time! Great stuff as always, Evelyn!

    Now, I’m intrigued about the marigold teaser. Hmmmm….look forward to finding out the connection.

  • 2 Evelyn // Nov 9, 2010 at 6:39 am

    Hey Sheila! Sorry, I’m running a bit behind as usual! The marigold thing can go either way. Either you will find it intriguing or just plain yucky. 🙂 I’ve had various reactions but I think it’s kind of cool and a nice follow-up to other strange things we “celebrate.” You can tell me your first reaction and then what happens after you think about it a while.

  • 3 Donna Hull // Nov 11, 2010 at 1:42 am

    Thanks for including me in your blog carnival, Evelyn. I’m intrigued by that marigold story too.

  • 4 Evelyn // Nov 11, 2010 at 6:05 am

    Thank you for joining us, Donna! We always love to hear from you guys and the things that spark interest! You guys are putting pressure on me now about those marigolds. It’s not as exciting as you might be thinking. Then again, who knows — maybe you guys are almost as weird as I am! 🙂

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