Monday, April 17, 2017

N is for NACHOS with Flat Stanley Rose at Ko'Olina #AtoZChallengeHave


My daily #AtoZ posts combine two concepts in under-300-words per day:
an appealing food choice along with thoughts that spring to mind.
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Relaxing after a 5-day writers conference requires more than a comfortable chair on the lanai. In our case, we opted for the 'Olelo Room of the Aulani Hotel in Ko'olina on the leeward side of O'ahu. Listening to Jerry Santos and Kamuela Kimokeo sing and play their renditions of traditional Hawaiian music was paradise found.

Accompanying me was a visitor from Minnesota, Flat Rose. Each year the children at Kaleidoscope Charter School in Otsego, MN send out their Flat Stanley dolls. Teachers' instructions are attached for the lucky recipients to follow: visit local scenes and venues, take photos, write a short blurb of your travels, then send everything back to the school for the children to enjoy.

The food spread on the table in front of Flat Rose included the resort's unique version of Nachos. Here is a description from the menu:

Loaded Nachos Kālua Pork,
Taro Chips,
Fire-roasted Pineapple Salsa,
Poi Sour Cream

Flat Rose with Nachos platter and
Iced Tea with pineapple

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  1. Flat Rose is lookin' good :) My daughters each had Flat Stanley and he survived after school at our home daycare. Challenge with toddlers and twos hanging around to check him out lol
    Stephanie Finnell
    Quilts and Quotes theme
    @randallbychance on Twitter from

  2. Great way for children to learn about other places and people . . . without an inevitable test to follow. Thanks for visiting today, Stephanie.

  3. Love this post! A genealogy colleague of mine recently brought her granddaughter's Flat Stanley to a genealogy writing seminar we attended together so she could photograph him busy at work. I wonder how he's doing on his research now :-)

    1. After a few days, these Flat Stanley guys begin to ask questions, and you find yourself answering them!

  4. Flat Stanley projects always bring a smile. I especially love that Rose was able to share Nachos in Hawaii!!

    I have an adult friend who takes his sock monkey on all vacations... posting occasional photos to social media. We are never too old to relive childhood memories :)

    1. That is a new one for me, taking a sock monkey on vacation. It does remind me of Amelia, when the garden elf disappeared and photos of it around the world appeared in the mailbox. Now I have to go watch that movie again.

  5. I've heard of Flat Stanley but never met him. I think I'd like Flat Rose!

    Theme: Oh, the places we will go!
    Oregon & Oahu
    DB McNicol , author & traveler

    1. I think you would like her, too, Donna.
      I will be spending some time on your site checking out all your cruise photos of Hawaii! Oh, yes.

  6. Now, Gail. You make me wish I were there ;-)

    The Old Shelter - 1940s Film Noir


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