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Highlight for Album: Trader Vic's Chicago, at the Palmer House, R.I.P.
Trader Vic's Chicago, at the Palmer House, R.I.P.
These pictures are from our second visit to the Chicago Trader Vics (our first was over Exotica '03).

Last changed on 09/04/06. This album contains 26 items.
This album has been viewed 1957 times since 04/02/05.
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Highlight for Album: Tiki Island Volcano Mini-golf, Orlando, FL
Tiki Island Volcano Mini-golf, Orlando, FL
It has Tikis, waterfalls, caves, honu, iguanas, an erupting volcano and yes, even more Tikis :) As if this wasn't enough- add in FL's own strange pink flamingo paddleboats and you've got an evening to giggle over for weeks. We were not the only ones with cameras that day.

Last changed on 04/02/05. This album contains 89 items.
This album has been viewed 6227 times since 12/01/04.
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Highlight for Album: *GALLERIES* CA Coastal Crawl- between Los Angeles and San Francisco
*GALLERIES* CA Coastal Crawl- between Los Angeles and San Francisco
Explorations of Gorda Springs, Big Sur (where we even found Tiki Farm mugs at the Phoenix shop at Nepenthe! http://www.nepenthebigsur.com/phoenix/index-p.htm Lunch at Nepenthe, while not Tiki, is NOT to be missed, if you're ever in Big Sur!) and Monterey. Here you'll also find a pictures from our visit to Unga Bunga's home bar- "Unga Bunga's Bungalo"! After our time in Monterey, we took Unga Bunga's advise and found glass floats at "Little Baja" pottery. Then, followed our local guide's suggestion and spent an early afternoon exploring Bamboo Giant's (http://www.bamboogiant.com/) bamboo gardens! Finally, be sure to check out Shecky's visit home to the Munktiki studio in Monterey over in the "Where's Shecky #60?" Gallery.

Last changed on 09/18/05. This album contains 65 items.
This album has been viewed 1661 times since 07/01/05.
Sub-albums:
Kon Tiki Inn, Pismo Beach, CA (1581 views)
Whale Watchers Cafe, Gorda Springs, CA (1954 views)
An afternoon at Unga Bunga's Bungalo. (1521 views)
Hula's Island Grill and Tiki Room, Monterey, Ca (1551 views)
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Highlight for Album: *GALLERIES* CA Coastal Crawl- L.A. Area
*GALLERIES* CA Coastal Crawl- L.A. Area
Our California (Mostly) Coastal Crawl has continued northward. Here you'll find the gems of the L.A. area- Tiki-Ti, Bahooka, and Sam's Seafood.

Last changed on 09/29/05. This album contains 205 items.
This album has been viewed 2625 times since 06/04/05.
Sub-albums:
Sam's Seafood, R.I.P. 2006 (4480 views)
Tiki- Ti (1728 views)
Bahooka (1704 views)
The Lucky Tiki- an enchanted drinking room! (3525 views)
Purple Orchid, El Segundo, CA (1846 views)
Oceanic Arts, Whittier, CA (1725 views)
Tiki Adult Theater, LA CA (2165 views)
Tropics Motel- Anaheim, CA (1773 views)
*GALLERIES* L.A. Area Apartments (1646 views)
L.A.- The Artesian West Apts (1337 views)
L.A. The Islander Apartments (1442 views)
LA Pico Riviera Apartments (1508 views)
LA Samoan Sea Apts. (1439 views)
LA the Tiki Apartments (1466 views)
L.A. Tiki Aloha Apts (1327 views)
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Highlight for Album: Pacific Restaurant, Sterling, VA photos from 1/21/06 R.I.P. July 2008
Pacific Restaurant, Sterling, VA photos from 1/21/06 R.I.P. July 2008
Update- Alas, the Pacific is not more. It too has passed on into the deep jungle mists. Fortunately, many of the recipes and drinks should live on at Cheng's- Cheng's Oriental Restaurant Route 7 - Regal Center 20921 Davenport Drive, Sterling, VA 20165 Original album description- If Vera's White Sands is our local Maryland authentic 'vintage' Tiki, The Pacific in VA is our 'local' neo-Tiki. Despite its brick exterior, an exotic oasis awaits! Unfortunately, our lousy cell phone camera fails to capture the gist of it. These from a recent trip with our friend.

Last changed on 07/29/08. This album contains 11 items.
This album has been viewed 2245 times since 02/09/06.
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Highlight for Album: *GALLERIES*- CA Coastal Crawl- Northern California
*GALLERIES*- CA Coastal Crawl- Northern California
We didn't have much luck finding Tikis in the redwoods. Once you pass the Hukilau Island Grill and Bar in Sacramento it's a LONG haul to Portland, OR for your next serious dose of Tiki. BUT just when all hope was lost, standing there, amidst carved bears and eagles at a carver's lot in Orick was a happy Tiki greeting weary travelers and sending them off on happy trails. Thus ended the northern most edge of the CA (mostly) Coastal Tiki Crawl '05. Then again, he may just be the first sign of things to come for those headed south! All a matter of perspective really.

Last changed on 08/21/05. This album contains 42 items.
This album has been viewed 2495 times since 08/21/05.
Sub-albums:
Hukilau Island Grill and Bar, Sacramento, CA (4080 views)
CA coastal crawl, a roadside carver's Tiki in Orick, CA (1576 views)
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Highlight for Album: Wildwood, NJ 2/07/06
Wildwood, NJ 2/07/06
The Wildwoods in New Jersey are perhaps the east coast's best surviving examples of Googie architecture. That said, though, they are already GREATLY diminished from even just a couple years back. More than 70 of the hotels were already gone before we made this trip. Sadly some of the best examples of the Tiki achitectural style were already gone- the Kona Kai and the Tahitian. I only have four words for anyone interested in understaning midcentury commercial architecture- "GO NOW! Don't wait!"

Last changed on 05/24/06. This album contains 188 items.
This album has been viewed 1857 times since 02/09/06.
Sub-albums:
Wildwood Tiki related (1782 views)
Wildwood Ala Kai (1459 views)
Wildwood Ala Moana (1554 views)
Wildwood Aloha (1388 views)
Wildwood Hawaii Kai Condos (1848 views)
Wildwood Island Motel (1384 views)
Wildwood Mali Kai (1453 views)
Wildwood Royal Hawaiian and Singapore (1928 views)
Wildwood Tangiers (1437 views)
Wildwood Waikiki (1483 views)
Wildwood Other (1638 views)
Wildwood Apollo (1416 views)
Wildwood Astronaut (1350 views)
Wildwood Bayberry (1393 views)
Wildwood Beach Colony (1385 views)
Wildwood Bel Air (1344 views)
Wildwood Biscayne (1384 views)
Wildwood Carribean (1426 views)
Wildwood Chateau Bleu (1385 views)
Wildwood Eden Roc (2246 views)
Wildwood Panoramic (1402 views)
Wildwood Pyramid (1374 views)
Wildwood Reges (1354 views)
Wildwood Shalimar Resort (1366 views)
Wildwood Financed by Commerce Bank (1303 views)
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Highlight for Album: *GALLERIES* CA Coastal Crawl- between San Diego and L.A.
*GALLERIES* CA Coastal Crawl- between San Diego and L.A.

Last changed on 09/18/05. This album contains 98 items.
This album has been viewed 1772 times since 07/01/05.
Sub-albums:
2nd semi annual carving seminar- Oceanside, CA (3241 views)
Pacific Island Traders, Oceanside, CA (1778 views)
*GALLERIES* Royal Hawaiian, Laguna Beach, CA, R.I.P. 2006 (1826 views)
Royal Hawaiian, outdoor, Daytime (1553 views)
Royal Hawaiian- Interior and night (1640 views)
Bamboo 2 You & Tikis too! Leucadia, CA (1741 views)
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Highlight for Album: Mai Tiki, Orlando, FL
Mai Tiki, Orlando, FL
A Happy find on I-Drive. Don't let its neon restaurant-along-the-strip exterior fool you- inside is a lamp collection to go gaa gaa over!

Last changed on 12/06/04. This album contains 8 items.
This album has been viewed 2109 times since 11/30/04.
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Highlight for Album: *GALLERIES* CA Coastal Crawl- San Francisco Area
*GALLERIES* CA Coastal Crawl- San Francisco Area

Last changed on 09/18/05. This album contains 184 items.
This album has been viewed 3228 times since 07/01/05.
Sub-albums:
San Francisco Pride 2005 (2647 views)
Exotica Au Go-Go 6-30-05, The Rickshaw Stop, San Francisco (3310 views)
Trader Vic's- Emeryville, CA (3117 views)
Kapili Room party #2, July 18, 2005 (4801 views)
Tonga Room, San Francisco, CA (5348 views)

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