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Mai Kai - Tiki Archeology
sputnikmoss
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Joined: Jan 04, 2007
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From: Portland OR
Posted: 2009-12-10 10:44 am   Permalink

I saw this on my Flickr contact Agility Nut's photostream and thought you all would enjoy it too! I did a quick check to see if anyone else had posted this but didn't see it. Enjoy!

http://www.flickr.com/photos/agilitynut/4083762759/in/set-72157622631929975/
you can click on the link for a close up!



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Jeff Central
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Joined: Jul 23, 2002
Posts: 1597
From: Columbus, Ohio
Posted: 2009-12-10 12:18 pm   Permalink

Woaaah!!

8-foot hands holding a 24 foot bowl!!!

That's one hell of a Mystery Bowl!!!

Thanks for posting.

Cheers and Mahalo,
Jeff


 
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GatorRob
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Joined: Aug 20, 2004
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From: 3 hrs 33 mins to paradise
Posted: 2009-12-10 6:03 pm   Permalink

That has to be one of the coolest billboards I've ever seen! I can only imagine how much this must have cost the Mai-Kai. Must have looked spectacular at night with the colored floods. I suspect it stood somewhere along U.S. 1, but since it doesn't have an address on it, maybe it stood just to the side of the Mai-Kai in what were back then vacant, sandy lots.

 
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uncle trav
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Joined: Apr 27, 2005
Posts: 1793
From: Kalamazoo
Posted: 2010-01-02 05:47 am   Permalink

Nice rendering on a vintage frig magnet given to me as a gift from my sister.


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swizzledd
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Joined: Nov 09, 2002
Posts: 16
From: Central Florida
Posted: 2010-01-04 08:24 am   Permalink

Here are some photos I took on my last trip to Mai Kai:






















 
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Swanky
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From: Hapa Haole Hideaway, TN
Posted: 2010-05-22 09:18 am   Permalink


1969 photo showing the carving in the calendar drawing that we have been confusing with the piece from the Surf Bar and now in the gardens.
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Chip and Andy
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Joined: Jul 13, 2004
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From: Corner table, Molokai Lounge, Mai-Kai.
Posted: 2010-05-22 11:22 am   Permalink

The little hut you see right by the street was lost in the 2005 hurricanes.

And notice the roofline.... the thatching does not cover the entire roof. The part closest to the street is not covered. That allowed the inside gardens to be what was effectively a giant terrarium. It was a lush (miniature) tropical rain forrest.



And, if any of you carvers are looking for inspiration, here is another shot of that Tiki that stood guard over the driveway.



Also, check out the fernwood tiki right behind him.


 
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GatorRob
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Posted: 2010-05-23 1:06 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2010-05-22 09:18, Swanky wrote:
1969 photo showing the carving in the calendar drawing that we have been confusing with the piece from the Surf Bar and now in the gardens.


I didn't realize there was any confusion over that. Yes, they are (well, were) two separate carvings. The one that was outside was much different.


 
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nibblegribitz
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Joined: Jun 30, 2008
Posts: 31
Posted: 2010-06-06 12:06 pm   Permalink

Just to clarify the Mai Kai photos from the archives posted by DustyCajun, that's Bob(owner)Thornton playing football with Linda(who did the mystery girl thing), Cathy( who also sometimes did the mystery girl thing, but without the upper attributes) and Pam.
The knife dancer is Taafili with Heitapu in the backround.
Dancers are Tuai, Mireille(Bob's wife) and Kainoa.
Last picture is Toti, Mireille, Heitapu and Lundy Nelson(show leader and MC)beside the toere.

My wife and I are headed to Molokai bar Tuesday to have a Barrel of Rum.
Okole Maluna

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nibblegribitz
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Posted: 2010-06-09 8:21 pm   Permalink

The maiden in the gardens(on this page)is Linda Perdue.

 
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nibblegribitz
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Posted: 2010-06-10 6:51 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2009-03-10 11:24, Dustycajun wrote:
Awesome restoration! Great Job.

Here are a few more Mai Kai photos from the archives.









DC


Just to clarify the Mai Kai photos from the archives posted by DustyCajun, that's Bob(owner)Thornton playing football with Linda(who did the mystery girl thing), Cathy( who also sometimes did the mystery girl thing, but without the upper attributes) and Pam.
The knife dancer is Taafili with Heitapu in the backround.
Dancers are Tuai, Mireille(Bob's wife) and Kainoa.
Last picture is Toti, Mireille, Heitapu and Lundy Nelson(show leader and MC)beside the toere.

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nibblegribitz
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Joined: Jun 30, 2008
Posts: 31
Posted: 2010-06-10 6:53 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2009-03-10 11:24, Dustycajun wrote:
Awesome restoration! Great Job.

Here are a few more Mai Kai photos from the archives.










DC


Just to clarify the Mai Kai photos from the archives posted by DustyCajun, that's Bob(owner)Thornton playing football with Linda(who did the mystery girl thing), Cathy( who also sometimes did the mystery girl thing, but without the upper attributes) and Pam.
The knife dancer is Taafili with Heitapu in the backround.
Dancers are Tuai, Mireille(Bob's wife) and Kainoa.
Last picture is Toti, Mireille, Heitapu and Lundy Nelson(show leader and MC)beside the toere.

Nibblegribitz


 
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Swanky
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From: Hapa Haole Hideaway, TN
Posted: 2010-11-05 10:37 am   Permalink

I just got a new menu off Ebay and emailing with the seller it turns out they are in TN, but were in FL from 63-77 and visited the Mai-Kai regularly. They are looking through photo albums for pics and the first ones are from 1984 when they were down visiting relatives:


Good to see Barney in better days...



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tikifred
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Posted: 2010-11-09 7:44 pm   Permalink

From a visit this past weekend

















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Swanky
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From: Hapa Haole Hideaway, TN
Posted: 2010-11-10 09:25 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2010-11-09 19:44, tikifred wrote:
From a visit this past weekend
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These types of posts should go in the Mai-Kai thread.

http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?topic=10334&forum=2

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