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Mr Tiki's Wild Ride - Hosts Wanted
JCorduroy
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Joined: Sep 17, 2014
Posts: 12
Posted: 2018-05-03 07:58 am   Permalink

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On 2018-05-02 20:48, Hamo wrote:
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On 2018-05-02 16:20, tikiskip wrote:
All right Hamo that was.... Awesome?


Sorry; Mr. Tiki and I have been doing stuff, but I haven’t had a lot of time to put together posts yet. I think I can put a few things up tomorrow, so start holding your breath....



Can't wait to see the shenanigans you've gotten up to!


 
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Hamo
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Joined: Aug 22, 2016
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From: Colorado (via Iowa)
Posted: 2018-05-03 7:20 pm   Permalink

Mr. Tiki visited Colorado in 2015, so it was time for a return trip, this time to Estes Park.

(By the way, if Mr. Tiki looks blurry in the next few pictures, you've haven't had too many Zombies; I realized a little late that I needed make sure to focus on him. Or maybe you've had too many Zombies.)

We went up to an overlook to see the town and take in the views.





We were just across the road from the Stanley Hotel, but Mr. Tiki heard that the place is supposed to be haunted, and this is as close as he wanted to get.



Since he'd been in a box for a while, we went on a hike in Rocky Mountain National Park to stretch his legs.



He was a little winded, but we made it to Chasm Falls.



Okay, enough nature. Next we drink.


 
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MadDogMike
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From: The Anvil of the Sun
Posted: 2018-05-04 10:04 am   Permalink

Very cool Hamo. Looks like Colorado is a beautiful state, hope Mr Tiki didn't wreck it!
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Hamo
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Joined: Aug 22, 2016
Posts: 752
From: Colorado (via Iowa)
Posted: 2018-05-06 7:03 pm   Permalink

Mr. Tiki and I spent a Friday evening at Hidden Idol.





And we enjoyed a few classic cocktails at The Cruise Room, the first bar to open in Denver the day after Prohibition ended and modeled after a bar on the Queen Mary.



Then it was Take Your Tiki to Work Day.



I asked for help cleaning up my desk, but Mr. Tiki was a little overwhelmed....



...and maybe also distracted by my wall calendar.



He also got to see some elk.



Then it was back to Denver for my sister's and brother-in-law's wedding. Mr. Tiki crashed the reception, which was held at Adrift.





Here we are with the manager, Zach. Mr. Tiki enlightened him about Tiki Central.





After a little May snow, Mr. Tiki left for warmer climes.


 
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MadDogMike
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From: The Anvil of the Sun
Posted: 2018-05-06 7:52 pm   Permalink

Bride and groom shot with Mr Tiki, that may be a first


 
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Prikli Pear
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Joined: Jan 04, 2017
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From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted: 2018-05-07 09:00 am   Permalink

Love it, Hamo! Great job showing Mr. Tiki a good time!

 
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MadDogMike
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Posted: 2018-05-07 09:18 am   Permalink

Nice calendar!

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TikiAno
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Joined: Aug 07, 2012
Posts: 1351
From: San Diego, CA
Posted: 2018-05-07 11:17 pm   Permalink

Mr. Tiki arrived today in San Diego, and though he was a little tired after his long walk from Colorado, I convinced him to go for a drive.

He asked,"Am I going to another wedding? I like weddings..."



While I told him people did get married there...



(and my own wedding rehearsal dinner did take place there)....

No one here was getting married- at least as far as I knew. The important thing, was not to act like a Goof. Since that job was already taken.





I had called a few friends to extend Mister T a warm welcome to San Diego. As you may or may not know, there's not very much to do here in America's Finest City, and since it was only 68 degrees today, my friends really needed a drink because the weather just wasn't up to par. There was even a cloud in the sky, which only made things worse. Ewww. Some asked Tommy to turn the heat up a little bit in the restaurant.

(I had thought he had been here before, but after looking back, I don't think so??)

The Bali Hai restaurant, on Shelter Island, San Diego, has been open for over 60 years, and is known for its beautiful views, its hospitality, and, of course, its mai tais. My son has learned his way around there, but he didn't come with us tonight.



On the way in, Rick & Barbara saw Mister Tiki pestering me for a photo with Mr. Bali Hali. (Photo above). Mister and Mr. had a good chat, but Mister wanted to go upstairs.

It was time for a drink. He requested a classic Bali Hai mai tai. I asked Mister Tiki if he was sure, since if you're new to the Bali Hai Mai Tai, ya might want to take it easy. He didn't flinch.



After three mai tais, Mister Tiki was kind of pushy, and introduced himself to a few of the San Diego Ohana, who were there specifically to meet this celebrity, not at all for their "First Monday" Meet Up that they do there every month on the first Monday of the month. No way.



Barry, who has lots of experience with the Bali Hai Mai Tai, asked Mister Tiki if knew what he was doing...





(insert shot, close up of Barry's shirt, bearing a terrifying resemblance to Mister Tiki- paying homage, perhaps? Man, these San Diego people are taking this "welcome event" to the extreme. Barry, along with a bunch of the "Original" SD Ohana, sported the SD Ohana pendants I made 3 or 4 years ago.

Barry gave Mr. Tiki his advice on the Bali Hai Mai Tai. He recommended to let the drink sit for a bit, allowing the crushed ice to slowly melt. Drink it slowly, and enjoy the flavor as it changes as the ice melts. We've discussed this, over mai tais, and Mr. Tiki may or may not have been paying attention. There's lots of stuff to look at at the Bali Hai.

The San Diego Ohana was excited to meet the miniature celebrity- and was passed around. He was a good sport about it with both the TC members (like Bamamamamalu here (just kidding, Amy!), and those "newer" tiki people.



Mister Tiki asked Julie why Mr. Bali Hai was on her mug...





She shrugged, and said that John had contacted some other guy named John to make mugs for us.



John took credit for it, while enjoying his beverage, while hinting at the new Ohana Bowls that are supposedly being mailed from Florida. He kept talking about Pay Pal, so I stepped away...

While normally the group takes most all of the lounge, word had spread regarding Mister Tiki's arrival, and the Bali Hai was packed. More of the Ohana sat up near the bar...



They were curious about Mister Tiki, and there may be some more traffic to TC after introducing some new folks to TC. And reminding past members to remember their log in and visit the site.

All in all, a good first night. We cruised back home, where he crashed in the van. Too many Bali Hai Mai Tais, apparently.

Hopefully he's in good spirits tomorrow, since there's more to do....


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MadDogMike
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Joined: Mar 30, 2008
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From: The Anvil of the Sun
Posted: 2018-05-08 08:43 am   Permalink

Great pics TikiAno!!! Thanks for showing Mr Tiki a good time

 
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Prikli Pear
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From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted: 2018-05-08 12:06 pm   Permalink

Excellent! Bali Hai is on my short list of tiki Meccas to visit. And new/increased traffic to TC is always welcome! I just hope that problem with new membership registration bouncing has been solved...
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bamalamalu
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Joined: Mar 20, 2006
Posts: 993
Posted: 2018-05-08 8:24 pm   Permalink

What a night! It seems all of San Diego came out to bask in the presence of Mr. Tiki. There was some special magic in the air and an enchanted time was clearly had by all.

Mahalo Nui Loa Tiki Ano for escorting Mr. Tiki and allowing us our brush with our travelling Tiki ambassador (he wanted to play with me, I swear!)



 
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TikiAno
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From: San Diego, CA
Posted: 2018-05-08 9:41 pm   Permalink

It was hard to rouse Mr. Tiki up after his time at the Bali Hai, so he cruised around with me while I worked, then tagged along as I played hooky for a little bit in the afternoon and stopped at the clay studio.

Mr. Tiki said he always wanted to try pottery, and jumped onto a wheel.



He didn't quite "get" it, but enjoyed spinning around and around. His own feet couldn't reach the pedal from the stool, but he was just the right size to .... be the pedal itself.



He didn't enjoy getting stepped on, so he climbed up onto a table as we unloaded a kiln. A few pieces of mine came out of the bisque firing. While he did say he thought my stuff was "okay," he kept bringing up that "they weren't quite as Ku -ul as me." A little sassy, if you ask me, Mr. Tiki.



He tried to make some jokes while I glazed some of these, but after a while I felt it was time for him to return to his box, and get back to work.

Eventually, we made it home, and I took him into our home bar, The Forbidden Maya Tai for a beverage. He hung around for a bit...



Mr. Tiki tried to make friends with a few folks, but they were more of the "strong, silent types."



It was a long day for the little guy, so Mr. Tiki decided to kick back on a rattan chair and start working on a list of some other things he wanted to check out in San Diego.



Stay tuned....



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Hamo
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From: Colorado (via Iowa)
Posted: 2018-05-08 10:14 pm   Permalink

Look at all those people at Bali Hai excited to see Mr. Tiki! When I asked the bride for a picture with Mr. Tiki, my brother-in-law asked what was going on and my sister said, “Some ridiculous thing my brother wants us to do.”

 
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MadDogMike
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Posted: 2018-05-09 06:40 am   Permalink



 
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tikiskip
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Joined: Nov 26, 2005
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Posted: 2018-05-10 04:41 am   Permalink

Wow that was a smooth transition from Colorado to California.

Mr. tikis open box policies may just help the tiki world after all.

Great pic's all.
Good job.


 
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