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Visiting Phoenix, New York, South Florida
hula hula
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
Posts: 407
From: da 9th island/ vegas
Posted: 2003-01-15 9:21 pm   Permalink

nice pic's, thanks, I think Im gonna head out there soon.
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DawnTiki
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Joined: Sep 01, 2002
Posts: 1675
From: next stop Hulaville!
Posted: 2003-01-15 9:29 pm   Permalink

Great pictures Humuhumu! Thanks for sharing. As much as I would like to live someplace green, every once in awhile I'll see something to make me remember how cool our deserts really are! Saguaros are really amazing! My husbands in NYC right now, 27 degrees today with windchill who know what it felt like! I know it wont feel like Tuscon! Don't forget your coat!

 
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thejab
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
Posts: 2986
From: Tradewinds Apartments, Alameda, CA
Posted: 2003-01-16 12:01 pm   Permalink

Great pictures! I'm glad the Kon Tiki has survived despite the encroachment of stripmall-itis. Can't wait to see your pictures of Florida.
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Kailuageoff
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Joined: Mar 27, 2002
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From: Honolulu Lounge,Lewes, DE
Posted: 2003-01-16 1:28 pm   Permalink

Humuhumu,
Mahalo for those pics. I can't believe I lived in Tucson in the late 70's and never went to this place. I had moved from Hawaii two years prior and, like the stupid kid I was, thought Polynesian stuff on the mainland was some kind of bogus joke. In fact, I seem to remember thinking just about everything was some kind of a bogus joke at that age.
Seems like I remember a big old Moai sitting somewhere on Speedway Blvd. It might have been for a mini-golf. Am I having a flashback, or did someone locate that about a year ago and post about it?
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cheeky half
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Joined: Nov 22, 2002
Posts: 795
From: Tucson, AZ
Posted: 2003-01-18 07:35 am   Permalink

Hey Kailuageoff check out the post "Giant tiki head in Tucson?" I just posted a pic of it.

 
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tikijackalope
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Joined: Oct 23, 2003
Posts: 820
From: KS/MO
Posted: 2005-05-20 06:49 am   Permalink

Humuhumu wrote:
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It's a very small building (on McDowell, just east of Papago Park), and today it houses an Enterprise Rent-a-Car. I went by it more slowly on the way back, but didn't spot any evidence of a previous tiki incarnation. But I could feel it in my soul! Does anyone know what this originally was?


I saw this building this morning when driving from Scottsdale to my hotel in Phoenix...kinda got my blood flowing since I didn't expect it and it just jumped out of the scenery. Its been over two years since Humuhumu made this post; has anyone joined the group since who can tell us about it's original owner?


 
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mrsmiley
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Joined: Apr 03, 2002
Posts: 3171
From: Las Vegas, NV
Posted: 2005-05-20 10:06 am   Permalink

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On 2003-01-15 21:08, Humuhumu wrote:
Ugh -- just got back from Phoenix, and there's no way I'm gonna be able to catch up on these posts.Here's my (pretty crappy) pictures from the trip:
On my way to visit the Desert Botanical Gardens, I spotted a lovely dramatic A-frame:


It's a very small building (on McDowell, just east of Papago Park), and today it houses an Enterprise Rent-a-Car. I went by it more slowly on the way back, but didn't spot any evidence of a previous tiki incarnation. But I could feel it in my soul! Does anyone know what this originally was?



 
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Humuhumu
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Joined: Aug 22, 2002
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From: San Francisco
Posted: 2005-05-20 12:17 pm   Permalink

Wow, this brings back memories! I'd still love to find out what the deal is with that cool little building. I still have pictures from that NY & Florida trip to post...

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Kenike
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Joined: Jul 24, 2003
Posts: 1204
From: McKinney, TX
Posted: 2005-06-09 09:55 am   Permalink

I saw the same building on my recent trip to AZ and took a few pics. I'd love to know what this place was originally built for.






 
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