* GALLERIES* Desert Polynesia, I.E.- Palm Springs, CA Area  
Highlight for Album: * GALLERIES * Caliente Tropics, Palm Springs, CA
Album: * GALLERIES * Caliente Tropics, Palm Springs, CA

Home to Tiki Oasis, the Caliente Tropics is not to be missed! Truely one of the best preserved Tiki Paradises we have left. The joint has a history- and that's a good thing!
Last change: 09/29/05
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Highlight for Album: * GALLERIES * Tiki Spa in Palm Springs, CA
Album: * GALLERIES * Tiki Spa in Palm Springs, CA

The Tiki Spa, near the Caliente Tropics, is currently non-operational. We captured a few pictures documenting how it currently stands.
Last change: 05/26/05
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Highlight for Album: Don the Beachcomber, Palm Springs, CA
Album: Don the Beachcomber, Palm Springs, CA

Once a mighty Tiki Temple of the desert, only hints remain to even awknowledge its former glory.
Last change: 05/26/05
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Highlight for Album: Tiki Oasis 5, Palm Springs Architecture Tour
Album: Tiki Oasis 5, Palm Springs Architecture Tour

Simply the highlight of Tiki Oasis V for us. Unfortunately, we were having such a great time we didn't take many pictures.
Last change: 05/26/05
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Highlight for Album: Driving around town Palm Springs, CA
Album: Driving around town Palm Springs, CA

Shapshots from the front seat as we go driving along. Palm Springs is truely an modernist's paradise!
Last change: 05/26/05
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Highlight for Album: The remains of the "Escape" night club
Album: The remains of the "Escape" night club

A defunct night club rotting in the desert in Cathedral City, CA (near Palm Springs), but with molton goodness out back!
Last change: 05/26/05
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Highlight for Album: Haleiwa Joe's seafood grill. Ranch Mirage, CA
Album: Haleiwa Joe's seafood grill. Ranch Mirage, CA

The only mainland U.S. Haleiwa Joe's location, just outside Palm Springs in Rancho Mirage. The building is an architectural masterpiece, inside full of exposed wood and glass. Not so much Tiki, per se- but with their own version of a Mai Tai and other exotic drinks, excellent food, and soft Hawai'ian music, I highly recommend it! Some nights they feature Hula dancers and musicians! This album also includes some really lousy low light cell phone camera pix- please forgive the less than optimal equipment. Meanwhile check out- http://www.haleiwajoes.com/
Last change: 05/26/05
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Highlight for Album: The Tropics Motor Hotel, Indio, CA
Album: The Tropics Motor Hotel, Indio, CA

A an impoverished stepchild of the Tropics hotel line built by Ken Kimes. (I can just hear it crying now, "Mo-om! Caliente got all the good Tikis!")Indio's Tropics boasts little more than excellent neon at night.
Last change: 05/26/05
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