About The River

Friday, March 17, 2017

On The Road Friday ~ Hawaii

Aloha, we are on our way to Hawaii today.

I did not really go to Hawaii, I just received a care package from Hawaii.
My sister spent three weeks in Hawaii for work.

She sent us a wonderful care package.

Here we go, let us take a peek at what was packed up in our Hawaiian care package.

 All the food items are made in Hawaii. I love receiving gifts made in the state someone visits. I enjoy trying foods from the state. We all have different foods in each and every state. How fun to try foods that we do not have here in Wisconsin.

Macadamia Nut Honey Coconut Peanut Butter
This was amazing. We enjoyed it on toast.

Waialua Coffee
100% pure coffee, this was delicious and did not last long.

Mango Maui Black Tea
A great flavor.

Honey Roasted Macadamias
I was not a big fan of the honey roasted macadamias.

 A beautiful 2017 calendar, full of flowers!

 Flower earrings for me. My sister knows my love for flowers and my love for earrings.

 Coral off the shores of Hawaii.

 My sister visited Pearl Harbor. 
She knows how I love photography, she picked up the photo of the Victory Kiss made into a shopping tote.

She also sent gifts for the boys. Books and a model WWII airplane.

Thank you for coming along today, as we went to Hawaii in a care package.

Love & aloha is in all of us.
Open your heart and you'll find it.



  1. Wow Carla, that's quite the care package. Macadamia nuts are so expensive here, I buy them in small quantities and put them in the freezer and take some out to eat when the urge hits.
    Hugs, J

  2. This was such a fun trip, and I don't even have jet lag! Your sister is so generous! Abundant and wonderful gifts! So much variety, too. You are so blessed to have such a loving sister.

  3. Oh, how sweet of your sister! Your package of Hawaiian delights put a smile on my face and I know you will enjoy everything :)

    My dear husband and I went to Hawaii for our honeymoon...oh, what a wonderful place.

    Hugs and joy to you!

  4. Oh, I love care packages and yours is splendid! Your sister really showered you with goodies. I think the tote is just the best! Happy St. Patrick's Day, Carla! xo

  5. What a lovely care package. Those flower earrings are charming!

  6. Such a delightful assortment of gifts! I would love the coffee! Your earrings are lovely. Wishing you guys a nice weekend. xoxo

  7. What a great care package and how fun to have a little bit of Hawaii sent to you. Love the earrings so pretty. Have a great weekend.

  8. What a fun care package! I always love enjoying unique things from other states as well.
    You have a wonderful sister :)

  9. What fun gifts from your sister! I don't suppose she tucked airline tickets into the tote? :-) Have a wonderful weekend, Carla. Love those earrings.

  10. I always wanted to visit Hawaii. Now I've had a taste! The care package was a fun and thoughtful gift.

  11. Your sister rocks! My favorite thing in the world is Kona coffee....Nice care package from your sis!

  12. You have an awesome sister! I love that she sent some food and some presents (now and later gifts!). The earrings are lovely, simple, elegant, perfect!

  13. What a wonderful present to get from your sister. I used to have several penpals in Hawaii when I was in grade school. I kept in touch with one through young adulthood but lost contact with her when I moved to FL.

    Hope you have a great weekend. We still have snow and ice on the bay but they are promising warmer weather for this upcoming week. xo Diana

  14. Oh Carla, that is so lovely ...
    What a great gift, and I love that you've shared it with us here.
    Great mosaic of photo's too.

    I do hope you are having a good weekend

    All the best Jan

  15. A fun treat! That is what sisters are for :-)

  16. What a fun package to receive..almost as good as going to Hawaii...well...almost! heehee! Love those earrings. You'll enjoy wearing those! Thanks for the prayers my friend. They are very much appreciated. Hugs, Diane

  17. Nice sister! The mango tea sounds yummy! The earrings are lovely.

  18. What a sweet care package from your sister!! Those goodies looked and sounded amazing!


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