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2014 San Diego Tiki Home Crawl - March 8
whoseyrtiki
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Joined: Aug 21, 2011
Posts: 83
From: the OC
Posted: 2014-03-09 5:24 pm   Permalink

I'd like to chime in as well to thank everyone who helped organize, open their homes, and generally made this such a great day! Thoroughly enjoyed myself in the company of a bunch of really great people. Looking forward to seeing everyone again soon.

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TikiAno
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Joined: Aug 07, 2012
Posts: 853
From: San Diego, CA
Posted: 2014-03-09 11:24 pm   Permalink

More Bar stop photos... John & Elena (our final hosts) stopped for a photo op as we left Clairemont:



Next up was a stop in Kensington at Kiwi Steve & Amy's. Not only was their mug and art collection beyond compare, their hospitality was generous- all crawlers enjoyed drinks in ceramic mugs- and that shrimp ceviche was delicious!

Here's a blurry photo of Kiwi Steve in front of one of his many showcases of mugs:



And John oohing and ahhing over some of their rare mugs:





a few of their Munktiki selections:


One of the showcases...



Part of another...



Coconut Shrimp ceviche, Kona Banana Bread...



Walking through the house took you toward the Oasis in the backyard...



The bar towards the back, as the queue excitedly got ready to try the hosts' drinks..



Amy's drinks were (obviously) delicious, w/ homemade falernum and more...



A rare moment where Amy stopped making drinks...



Personal mugs and mugs from the hosts lined up on the bar...



Derek & Miss Hell/ Michelle mugging for the camera...









A few chose to cool off in their beautiful pool...



The waterfall was pretty bad ass...



Rattan fishtank close-up...



Muggin'...



Next up was a short drive to John & Elena's "Lookout Lounge"



The lounge was definitely a room w/ a view- and a perfect place to enjoy the end of the crawl- and watch the sunset....

(Awesome propane torches- before they were lit- I'm sure someone else has photos of them burning)...




John & Elena's home was a midcentury modern marvel- beautifully designed and stylized details. Unfortunately, I missed lots of great photos- the fireplace in the courtyard as you entered, the large moai mounted on the wall, and all of the art....

Everyone dug their living room. Here's our Tour Guide, April/ SoCalTikiGal reluctantly posing...





April, thanks for ALL the organizing, and putting up w/ these photos...

Who needs Palm Springs when you have El Cajon?







There was lots to eat and drink. John was kept busy behind the bar, slapping mint and pouring...









The Lounge had tons of seating, so everyone got to relax and talk about the day's crawling...











Right outside the Lounge Ted & Bamalamalu enjoyed watching the sunset...





Derek & Brad:


Spicy Zombie Sticks were fired up on the grill:


Some guests kept themselves busy without any cocktails...



Once again, thanks to all our hosts for your over the top hospitality and for showing all of the SD Ohana (and all of its guests) the love. Huge thanks to April for organizing all of this, I look forward to the next crawl!

I look forward to seeing others' photos- I obviously missed a whole lot of people on the crawl. There WERE lots of out of focus photos which I didn't post up- which I'll just have to blame on all that rum....

Muchos mahalos,

David / Tiki Ano


 
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John Slinger
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Joined: Aug 08, 2010
Posts: 32
From: John Gefrom
Posted: 2014-03-10 10:04 am   Permalink

Well the highly anticipated second San Diego Tiki Home Crawl was a great day. What an awesome time to spend with new and old Ohana groove'n and lounge'n. Elena and I were so happy to see everyone enjoying themselves at the Lookout Lounge. I was going to caption these photos but I think they speak for themselves. Especially after the 5 gallons of libations. I must say, ya'll were look'n good, all dappered and dolled out in your aloha threads. Honorable mention goes out to Vanessa for her brilliant dress. She lit up the day and the evening with it, I asked her if it had an on/off switch. The last tiki peeps hung out around the fire till about midnight. Wow, that was a good one.

Thanks so much to DJ Glen Gorham for spinning the killer Tiki tunes. Also, to Tiki Roy for helping me at the bar and crafting the Midshipmen recipe (recipe below) and Tiki Pat for helping us prep and taking pictures. And a special thanks to Buzzy Meeker for making the awesome bar sign in short order. Thanks Chuck, Michael, Mike, Tim and Michelle for the kitchen prep. And Mike for grilling up the meat.

And to April the queen of the SD Tiki Home Crawl, Thank you so much for putting the whole thing together once again. And to the other Hosts, good job!

And I cannot forget to thank the Tiki Gods for the good weather, the previous weekend would've been a rough Crawl. Instead we had a picture-perfect day, literally.

Aloha,
John / Tiki Slinger and Elena / TikiModa

Midshipman

1 oz Gold Rum
1 oz Dark Rum
Juice of half of a lime
2 oz grapefruit juice
.75 oz #4 syrup
Generous dash bitters


































































 
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arriano
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Joined: Jun 13, 2006
Posts: 1290
From: Dog Patch - San Diego
Posted: 2014-03-10 10:45 am   Permalink

Had a GREAT time. Thanks to everyone involved



 
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Monkeyman
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Joined: Mar 04, 2003
Posts: 2368
From: Vista, CA
Posted: 2014-03-10 1:14 pm   Permalink

We said it throughout the event and tried to personally thank each host but here it is again. Thanks to each host home and event organizers for such a nice Saturday.

It was very apparent that each host put effort and time into some very interesting and tasty drinks, the appetizers at each home truly hit the spot and the other crawlers were a delight.

Each of you has some inspiring design ideas in your home. Lots of potential at each stop.

Thank You.

Derek and Roxanne


 
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LoriLovesTiki
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Joined: Jul 03, 2011
Posts: 916
From: NJ
Posted: 2014-03-10 2:24 pm   Permalink

These crawls look like SOOOOOOOOOO much fun! I am (as usual) TOTALLY jealous!

 
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Monkeyman
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Joined: Mar 04, 2003
Posts: 2368
From: Vista, CA
Posted: 2014-03-10 8:56 pm   Permalink

Our photos are on the South Pacific Room's Facebook Page.

https://www.facebook.com/SouthPacificRoom

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motoscotti
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Joined: Jan 09, 2014
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Posted: 2014-03-14 12:19 pm   Permalink

Muchos MAHALOS to all of our FINE HOSTS!













 
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John Slinger
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From: John Gefrom
Posted: 2014-03-14 12:32 pm   Permalink

Thanks for all the great pictures everyone. Let's see more!



 
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