*GALLERIES* CA Coastal Crawl- between Los Angeles and San Francisco 
Highlight for Album: Kon Tiki Inn, Pismo Beach, CA
Album: Kon Tiki Inn, Pismo Beach, CA

The Kon Tiki has apparently been relatively de-Tikied. It's restaurant, 'Steamers of Pismo' used to be very a venerable temple, but alas, the architecture is the primary bit of Tikiness left.
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Highlight for Album: Whale Watchers Cafe, Gorda Springs, CA
Album: Whale Watchers Cafe, Gorda Springs, CA

Gordo Springs is really little more than an all in one roadside stop on the southern end of Big Sur. Gas, Lodging, a coffee stop, and most importantly to Tikiphiles- the Whale Watcher cafe. Quite by accident we stumbled across two really wonderful poles depicting bare breasted Tahitian maidens and full body Tikis.
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Highlight for Album: An afternoon at Unga Bunga's Bungalo.
Album: An afternoon at Unga Bunga's Bungalo.

Unga Bunga was kind enough to share his magnificent home bar with two weary Tiki travelers. Of all the unique details he had lovingly crafted for his bar; a goldfish 'float' with a sunken Mr. Bali Hai, a waterfall with lush greenery, and a micro Japanese Garden with Tikis and a deer scarer, I found his tales of disocvering Tiki at Disney's enchanted Tiki room, and thus the Tiki room model behind the bar, were perhaps his greatest treasure of all. MAHALO!
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Highlight for Album: Hula's Island Grill and Tiki Room, Monterey, Ca
Album: Hula's Island Grill and Tiki Room, Monterey, Ca

We actually explored Hula's twice on this trip, once before we went down to Big Sur, and then again once we came back through Monterey. The first night we enjoyed the first room bar area, which seemed more Hawai'iana. But on the second trip we enjoyed the 'Tiki Room' and found exactly the experience we had come for; a dimmly lit set of booths and tables under the watchful eye of their collection of black velvets, enshrined Tikis, huge float balls, and fake foliage! [Best enjoyed while sipping from your take home Munktiki mug!] And the food? Delish!
Last change: 07/15/05
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