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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 2521 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 7849 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 2206 times since 07/01/05.
Sub-albums:
Kon Tiki Inn, Pismo Beach, CA (2300 views)
Whale Watchers Cafe, Gorda Springs, CA (2526 views)
An afternoon at Unga Bunga's Bungalo. (2048 views)
Hula's Island Grill and Tiki Room, Monterey, Ca (2056 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 09/30/05. This album contains 205 items.
This album has been viewed 3269 times since 06/04/05.
Sub-albums:
Sam's Seafood, R.I.P. 2006 (5993 views)
Tiki- Ti (2341 views)
Bahooka (2408 views)
The Lucky Tiki- an enchanted drinking room! (4798 views)
Purple Orchid, El Segundo, CA (2450 views)
Oceanic Arts, Whittier, CA (2244 views)
Tiki Adult Theater, LA CA (2788 views)
Tropics Motel- Anaheim, CA (2476 views)
*GALLERIES* L.A. Area Apartments (2183 views)
L.A.- The Artesian West Apts (1915 views)
L.A. The Islander Apartments (1959 views)
LA Pico Riviera Apartments (2033 views)
LA Samoan Sea Apts. (2149 views)
LA the Tiki Apartments (2076 views)
L.A. Tiki Aloha Apts (1850 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 2893 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 08/22/05. This album contains 42 items.
This album has been viewed 3090 times since 08/22/05.
Sub-albums:
Hukilau Island Grill and Bar, Sacramento, CA (4756 views)
CA coastal crawl, a roadside carver's Tiki in Orick, CA (2100 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 2498 times since 02/09/06.
Sub-albums:
Wildwood Tiki related (2281 views)
Wildwood Ala Kai (2113 views)
Wildwood Ala Moana (2169 views)
Wildwood Aloha (1903 views)
Wildwood Hawaii Kai Condos (2362 views)
Wildwood Island Motel (1883 views)
Wildwood Mali Kai (2131 views)
Wildwood Royal Hawaiian and Singapore (2482 views)
Wildwood Tangiers (2118 views)
Wildwood Waikiki (2172 views)
Wildwood Other (2335 views)
Wildwood Apollo (1926 views)
Wildwood Astronaut (1878 views)
Wildwood Bayberry (1877 views)
Wildwood Beach Colony (2027 views)
Wildwood Bel Air (1830 views)
Wildwood Biscayne (1914 views)
Wildwood Carribean (1908 views)
Wildwood Chateau Bleu (1913 views)
Wildwood Eden Roc (2772 views)
Wildwood Panoramic (1914 views)
Wildwood Pyramid (1878 views)
Wildwood Reges (1846 views)
Wildwood Shalimar Resort (1864 views)
Wildwood Financed by Commerce Bank (1752 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 2314 times since 07/01/05.
Sub-albums:
2nd semi annual carving seminar- Oceanside, CA (4376 views)
Pacific Island Traders, Oceanside, CA (2358 views)
*GALLERIES* Royal Hawaiian, Laguna Beach, CA, R.I.P. 2006 (2419 views)
Royal Hawaiian, outdoor, Daytime (2117 views)
Royal Hawaiian- Interior and night (2336 views)
Bamboo 2 You & Tikis too! Leucadia, CA (2370 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 2747 times since 12/01/04.
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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 3849 times since 07/01/05.
Sub-albums:
San Francisco Pride 2005 (3194 views)
Exotica Au Go-Go 6-30-05, The Rickshaw Stop, San Francisco (4027 views)
Trader Vic's- Emeryville, CA (3778 views)
Kapili Room party #2, July 18, 2005 (6035 views)
Tonga Room, San Francisco, CA (6834 views)

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