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Central Valley Calif. Mini-Crawl October 30th 2004
the drunken hat
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Joined: Dec 20, 2003
Posts: 331
From: Modesto, CA
Posted: 2004-09-23 2:01 pm   Permalink

Well we finally got all of the details worked out and the inaugural 2004 central valley mini crawl also known as the HOOPTYLAU will take place!! It will be held on October 30th. We have rented two passenger vans to haul ourselves and 20 of our tiki brethren around in a fit of alcohol induced euphoria (well with the exception of jungle trader and myself who will be the drivers)! This is our tentative route:

Stop#1: Whanga Rei. This is the new bar in Turlock that has all of Jungle Trader’s tikis. It’s a cool place and the owner, Jeff, is investing alot of time and money to make this a maori mecca. It has about 8 ten foot tikis with more on the way! There aren’t many other places around that can match that!


Stop#2: Tiki lounge and the Tropics Motel. A great A-frame tiki bar on the same property as the Tropics motel. The tropics was a Ken Kimes venture built as a sister motel to the tropics in Palm Springs. These two structures and the root-ball tikis on their premises (carved by Ed Crissman of Oceanic Arts) are great examples of the penetration of Polynesian -Pop into main stream/small town America in the 50’s and 60’s.


Stop#3: Minnie’s. Established in 1954, Minnies has a great collection of original black velvet paintings as well as oil paintings. They also have several vintage carvings as well as some new ones. The owner of Minnies, Peter and Stuart, will reserve the group some tables and keep the kitchen open late so we can all have a meal before the last stop.


Stop#4: The Dark Marq Room. This is our (tikicleen and myself) home tiki bar! We have been collecting tiki mugs for about 5 years. Last year, with the purchase of our home in Ripon , we finally had space to start building an appropriate venue to show them off! We are still working on some of the details but currently we are about 75% done with the bar. By the time of the crawl it should be closer to 95% complete.


Sound like fun so far? Well we aren’t done yet! Here’s what else you’ll get!


1. A designated driver to haul you around the whole night.

2. Limited edition Tiki Farm mug with a custom stencil by TC’s own Chongolio.

3. A poker run for prizes. Top 5 poker hands will win a prize. Cards given out at time of arrival and then one at each stop. There also be a few opportunities to strengthen your hand. The grand prize is a signed and numbered pendant by Benzart courtesy of Jungle Trader.

4. A “scariest/ugliest/hooptiest” aloha shirt or dress contest. Prize is TBD.

5. Hanging out with 20 other tiki-philes.

Can you really put a price on all of this!?!?

Well, unfortunately I have to. The grand total for all of this tiki fun is…………………$25 per person.

Here is how you sign up:

First, payments must be remitted through my PAYPAL account:
doubledot7@yahoo.com .

PLEASE LEAVE ME THE FOLLOWING INFO IN THE NOTES FIELD WHEN YOU SEND YOUR PAYMENT:

** Your TC name **

**Your real name**

**Your phone number**

**Where you will be staying**

*****please leave this info for everyone you are paying for******


Second, payments need to be received by October the 20th. On or before the 20th(if we reach capacity earlier) I will send out a mass e-mail with the critical information that you will need. This itinerary will give all of the times for pick up and more detailed info on the crawl.

Here are some hotel/motel options:

The Orchard Inn, Turlock. Very convenient due to the fact that it is on the same property as the Whanga Rei. Rates are $65 for single king or $72 for a two queen room. To get this rate you need to tell them it is for the Tiki Central Mini Crawl 209-667-2827


The Chalet, Modesto. This is a Mr. Smiley approved location! Located across the street from Minnies. Rates from $49.05 209-529-4370


The Tropics, Modesto . I would only recommend staying here if there will be a group staying here. It tends to be a bit seedy at night. The ultimate hoopty adventure. Rates: from $39.95 209-523-7701


If you choose to stay somewhere else besides these 3 places please make sure the motel is on Mc Henry Ave. we only ask this to keep the pick up and drop off process as simple as possible.

If you have any questions you can contact me by PM here on TC or my e-mail : doubledot7@yahoo.com


Many mahalos and we look forward to seeing every one here in the 2-0-9!

PLEASE POST A REPLY TO THIS TOPIC ONCE YOU HAVE PAID. SPACE IS LIMITED AND THE LAST THING I WANT TO DO IS OVERSELL THE VANS. THANKS AGAIN.

DH

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Unga Bunga
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Joined: Jun 06, 2003
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From: CaliTikifornia
Posted: 2004-09-23 2:30 pm   Permalink

It's gonna fun!
JT, a designated driver? I don't believe it.


 
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thejab
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
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From: Tradewinds Apartments, Alameda, CA
Posted: 2004-09-23 3:31 pm   Permalink

HOOPTYLAU - ha ha! Count me in! I just sent payment. Not sure where we're staying yet. Probably at the Chalet because that's where Mrs. Miley stays!

 
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kuuipo
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Joined: Sep 23, 2004
Posts: 39
Posted: 2004-09-23 4:30 pm   Permalink

Aloha Drunken Hat - great idea for this event.

correct way to say many many thanks or thanks plenty is Mahalo nui loa.

Aloha

Kuuipo


 
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Larry Lava
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Joined: Apr 24, 2003
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From: Fresno, CA
Posted: 2004-09-23 5:07 pm   Permalink

We are so excited! We paid so now if any family members decide to get married that weekend we can say that we already have plans. We can't wait!

 
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Chongolio
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Joined: Oct 02, 2002
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From: The Coast of Kauai
Posted: 2004-09-23 5:48 pm   Permalink

The Chongolios are go! (insert engine reving noise here.)

Chongolio


 
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the drunken hat
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Joined: Dec 20, 2003
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From: Modesto, CA
Posted: 2004-09-24 12:11 am   Permalink

jab- glad to see you could make it! cleen and i had a great time talking with you about vintage clothing at vics on the sf crawl.

lavas- we really look forward to meeting some of the other central valley tiki-folks. we're getting tired of just seeing jungle trader and all of the time! just kidding vic!

chongolios and unga- you guys rock! and we can't wait to hook up with you guys again!

DH
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tikivixen
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Joined: Aug 28, 2002
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From: Vallejo CA
Posted: 2004-09-24 2:45 pm   Permalink

AloHA, I'm in! Can't wait!!!

purrr,

tikivixen

p.s. I think my pal Wendy is coming with me, not sure yet. Bought a ticket just in case...if she backs out, I'll pass it on to someone else or find another crazed friend willing to plunge headlong into the world of Tiki!!!


 
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the drunken hat
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From: Modesto, CA
Posted: 2004-09-24 3:59 pm   Permalink

tikivixen- don't worry. if for some reason you friend can't come, i'll get you your money back!

dh
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martiki
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Posted: 2004-09-27 09:32 am   Permalink

All over the Hooptylau like a cheap suit!

Martiki & Rebecca are on it. Can't believe I'm booking a tiki event while still hungover from the last one.

Don't miss this exciting, low cost, and slightly dangerous event!



 
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the drunken hat
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Posted: 2004-09-27 11:22 am   Permalink

just so everyone knows, Kalikiana has paid and is in! with that there are only six spots left in the vans. if your are thinking of coming i would not wait too much longer! with all the folks coming back from hukilau i don't expect it to take long to fill up.

dh
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tikivixen
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Posted: 2004-09-27 2:06 pm   Permalink

My friend Wendy's definitely in and can't wait to meet y'all! She doesn't get off work until six or seven but will head out to the valley at top speed and meet up with us wherever we are!

Cool...another convert.

I'm surprised we haven't heard from Humuhumu yet...or have we?

mew! tikivixen


 
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the drunken hat
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Posted: 2004-09-27 3:43 pm   Permalink

still no word from humu. but i suspect she is probably recovering from the hukilau! i'm sure she'll be posting soon!

dh


 
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the drunken hat
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Posted: 2004-09-28 12:17 am   Permalink

humu and guest are in! i knew she'd come thru. only 4 seats left!

 
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Humuhumu
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Joined: Aug 22, 2002
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Posted: 2004-09-28 12:17 am   Permalink

Whew! That was scary, I almost didn't make it in! Didn't see this until just now. Yep, I'm still recovering from Hukilau, have only been home a short time and still haven't unpacked.

I'm in, and I'm bringing my mother, a.k.a. the Schmama Lama. She's been to a few smaller tiki things before, but I don't know if any of the HOOPTYLAU set has met her before. She's cool, you'll like her. Here she is in one of my waterfall dresses with Dave & Rebecca at the Purple Orchid:



My heart wants me to stay at the Tropics, but I don't know I'm quite up to another dive motel so soon after the Ultimate Dive Motel adventure during Hurricane Jeanne (details to come in a Hukilau thread), plus I can't subject my Mom to that. We'll probably stay at the Chalet.

Lookin' forward to HOOPTYLAU! I've already got a hoopty-riffic dress I've been saving for just this sort of occasion.....

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