Caliente Tropics, after Tiki Oasis V, May 2005 
Before you even enter the Caliente Tropics, outside the office, near the sign and street, a half burried Tiki promises good things inside the grounds.
Before you even enter the Caliente Tropics, outside the office, near the sign and street, a half burried Tiki promises good things inside the grounds.
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A close up on our burried friend.
A close up on our burried friend.
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Here he is in context, with the lobby and office right behind him.
Here he is in context, with the lobby and office right behind him.
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Just to his right is the sign for the resort and the masive entry frame.
Just to his right is the sign for the resort and the masive entry frame.
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Here, standing on the sidewalk roughly by the sign, you get a good view of the frame entranceway.
Here, standing on the sidewalk roughly by the sign, you get a good view of the frame entranceway.
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Peeking through the A-Frame you can just see the Reef bar's A frame entrance beyond on the right. The lobby is to our left here.
Peeking through the A-Frame you can just see the Reef bar's A frame entrance beyond on the right. The lobby is to our left here.
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Details at the apex.
Details at the apex.
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Here, under the canopy is a view of the lobby entrance. Note the Moai on the wall.
Here, under the canopy is a view of the lobby entrance. Note the Moai on the wall.
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Standing by the Lobby, looking toward La Casita, the Mexican Restaurant at the Tropics.
Standing by the Lobby, looking toward La Casita, the Mexican Restaurant at the Tropics.
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Now standing outside the frame looking at where it meets the entry to La Casita on the right.
Now standing outside the frame looking at where it meets the entry to La Casita on the right.
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Looking from the sidewalk at La Casita and the Right hand side of the hotel just peeking out. There is a Tiki support at that corner, but we'll get there in a few minutes.
Looking from the sidewalk at La Casita and the Right hand side of the hotel just peeking out. There is a Tiki support at that corner, but we'll get there in a few minutes.
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The view across the front of the Tropics from La Casita's entryway.
The view across the front of the Tropics from La Casita's entryway.
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Looking back towards the lobby, a close up on the Moai.
Looking back towards the lobby, a close up on the Moai.
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Now we've gone through the entry A-Frame and driven up the (from the street) Left side of the hotel. The Reef A-Frame i on the left, and the Tiki hut to the right of the entry A-Frame.
Now we've gone through the entry A-Frame and driven up the (from the street) Left side of the hotel. The Reef A-Frame i on the left, and the Tiki hut to the right of the entry A-Frame.
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Here we are, to the right of the A-Frame looking at the Tiki Hut.
Here we are, to the right of the A-Frame looking at the Tiki Hut.
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And a close up on our female figure.
And a close up on our female figure.
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We're now up from the Tiki hut a bit, looking back at the Reef entry. The Outrigger meeting room is to the right, close to the A-Frame Entry.
We're now up from the Tiki hut a bit, looking back at the Reef entry. The Outrigger meeting room is to the right, close to the A-Frame Entry.
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a side view of the Reef A-Frame and the entry.
a side view of the Reef A-Frame and the entry.
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Carved into the Reef's A-Frame, you'll find these happy little fellows, one on each side.
Carved into the Reef's A-Frame, you'll find these happy little fellows, one on each side.
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The sign on the side of the building for the Reef.
The sign on the side of the building for the Reef.
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And a spectacular canoe.
And a spectacular canoe.
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This is the sign inside the Reef's A-Frame.
This is the sign inside the Reef's A-Frame.
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The small display case to the right of the Reef A-Frame.
The small display case to the right of the Reef A-Frame.
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A large and special Tiki outside the Outrigger meeting room. At night, he GLOWS- simiar to those at Hala Kahiki near Chicago.
A large and special Tiki outside the Outrigger meeting room. At night, he GLOWS- simiar to those at Hala Kahiki near Chicago.
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Now inside the Reef A-Frame. The rustic wood walls continue and the signage is carved.
Now inside the Reef A-Frame. The rustic wood walls continue and the signage is carved.
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more detail on the signage.
more detail on the signage.
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Across the hall is this wonderful mask.
Across the hall is this wonderful mask.
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And this!
And this!
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The glass doors of the Outrigger room have been painted in a Tiki mural.
The glass doors of the Outrigger room have been painted in a Tiki mural.
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more of the mural.
more of the mural.
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Stepping outside the building for just a moment, this is across from the lobby at the entrance to La Casita. You can see the Outrigger's edge of the mural from outside.
Stepping outside the building for just a moment, this is across from the lobby at the entrance to La Casita. You can see the Outrigger's edge of the mural from outside.
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Now all the way back out, next to the Tiki hut and the lobby, there's a small stairway with good lamps hanging.
Now all the way back out, next to the Tiki hut and the lobby, there's a small stairway with good lamps hanging.
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If looking from the Reef towards the back of the resort, these are the hotel rooms to the Left side of the resort.  Is that wonderful or what?
If looking from the Reef towards the back of the resort, these are the hotel rooms to the Left side of the resort. Is that wonderful or what?
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Sure looks like Bosko's work to me, but I could be wrong.
Sure looks like Bosko's work to me, but I could be wrong.
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Looking from roughly the Easter Island sign towards the back of the resort.
Looking from roughly the Easter Island sign towards the back of the resort.
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A Tiki near one of Easter Island's stairways.
A Tiki near one of Easter Island's stairways.
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