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Looking to meet some Nor Cal TC peeps while I am in the area
1961surf
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Joined: May 03, 2007
Posts: 1932
From: Newport Beach, Ca .
Posted: 2009-10-15 12:16 pm   Permalink

Not really an event but did not know where else to post.I am up in the Citrus
Heights area and Sacramento picking up more rattan furniture and visiting my parents,
and thought it would be cool to meet some of you folks that I chat with on TC .
Always nice to meet the people behind their TC names.You can PM me or just
respond back and I will get in touch with you .Look forward to meeting some
of you.I am hoping to go to Forbidden Island for the first time in the next couple
of days and maybe Tonga room as well.
Aloha-
Trader Bill

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tobunga
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Joined: Apr 12, 2008
Posts: 1055
Posted: 2009-10-15 11:14 pm   Permalink

Aloha Trader Bill!

Are you going to be in the central valley on Saturday? The Rock-A-Hula Pool-A-Party is happening in Modesto on the 17th... should be fun!

http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?topic=33422&forum=17&11
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tobunga
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Joined: Apr 12, 2008
Posts: 1055
Posted: 2009-10-15 11:15 pm   Permalink

Oops! Double post!

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1961surf
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Joined: May 03, 2007
Posts: 1932
From: Newport Beach, Ca .
Posted: 2009-10-16 09:19 am   Permalink

I appreciate the offer Tobunga, I am not sure if I will be able to make
that, however if I found someone in the area that is going I would
highly consider it.I have a party to go to Saturday night so I could not
stay late.Sounds like alot of fun TOBUNGA.

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VampiressRN
  

Joined: Nov 23, 2006
Posts: 5794
From: Sun City Lincoln Hills (NorCal)
Posted: 2009-10-17 11:37 am   Permalink

We'll get ya hooked up with some of the Sacramento Ohana today!!!

 
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1961surf
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Joined: May 03, 2007
Posts: 1932
From: Newport Beach, Ca .
Posted: 2009-10-17 2:52 pm   Permalink

Looking forward to meeting new Nor Cal TC peeps.
Let the rum flow today baby !!!


 
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VampiressRN
  

Joined: Nov 23, 2006
Posts: 5794
From: Sun City Lincoln Hills (NorCal)
Posted: 2009-10-18 06:21 am   Permalink

Great meetin' ya Bill...had fun last night. Earplugs...we don't need no stinkin' earplugs!!! We gotta get ya to Forbidden Island next time you are in town. Good luck on the Tiki shopping today.
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moondog426
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Joined: Jul 26, 2006
Posts: 210
From: Carmichael, CA
Posted: 2009-10-18 08:37 am   Permalink



It was great meeting you Bill. You were in good hands with Marlene, Brenda and Brad........hell we both were. I think a lot of people may have still been recovering from last week's crawl...... Keep us posted on your upcoming plans.......We will hook up again soon!


 
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1961surf
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Joined: May 03, 2007
Posts: 1932
From: Newport Beach, Ca .
Posted: 2009-10-18 9:39 pm   Permalink

I want to extend my thanks and appreciation to all that I was able to meet
and talk to at Brenda's party including Steve Soto .What a great group of
people you all are here in Nor Cal.My only regret was not having enough
time to make the trip and meet up with Trader Bill and Molokai Mike at
Forbidden Island.I promise when I am up here again it will be tops on
my list.

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1961surf
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Joined: May 03, 2007
Posts: 1932
From: Newport Beach, Ca .
Posted: 2009-10-18 9:53 pm   Permalink

What a rockin good time with VampiressRN and Moondog426 (Marlene and Ken)
at Brenda's.The Pyronauts were on fire last night.I want to thank Brenda
for being an awesome hostess, providing five star hospitality, and her
mixology expertise.Boy that gal can sling a drink and cut the rug too.
Great to meet you Duane(PyschoTikiD) and check out your incredible tiki collection .
Thanks to all the Nor Cal Tiki Ohana for your warm welcome and showing me
a great time during my visit .I look forward to my next visit to .
I will submit some pics when I get back to So Cal.




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stevesoto
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Joined: Sep 30, 2006
Posts: 61
From: Hawaiian Eye Parkway, Sacramento
Posted: 2009-10-19 9:29 pm   Permalink

Hey Bill, it was great meeting you!

I'm so glad you were able to make it to Brenda's party.

She is definitely the hostess with the mostest!

We need to plan a group trip down to Forbidden Island when you come back up.


Best,
Steve
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1961surf
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Joined: May 03, 2007
Posts: 1932
From: Newport Beach, Ca .
Posted: 2009-10-20 10:29 pm   Permalink

While driving and logging many miles on the Jeep , you will notice in these small
cow poke towns that a little piece of googie mid century history has been left behind,
perhaps to remind us of our cool architectural past ,or maybe because they were too
expensive to remove .Many Cool googies signs are still in existence and are around
and lite up, however every one that I have photographed were not in use for many
years and all businesses were closed except for one motel.A real sad sight to see .
Here are just a few I shot while driving thru towns like- Pixley ,Bakersfield ,
Merced, Fresno , Stockton etc.There are probably a few I missed along the way.
Stayed tuned I have a good story about me exploring inside the old Islander
building in Stockton .

http://www.roadsidepeek.com/googie/

http://fiveprime.org/hivemind/Tags/googie




















Moms Motel located in Tulare near Mefford air field.Another disregarded googie sign showing
many years of non operation



More pics and tiki exploration pics coming up.



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Tiki Kitty
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Joined: May 24, 2009
Posts: 178
From: San Clemente, CA
Posted: 2009-10-21 12:33 am   Permalink

Ooooh, I love love love the Astro Motel one. I can just picture it in it's original glory. The cafe sign with the starbursts is great too. I like to do the same thing during road trips. Thanks for sharing, '61!

 
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1961surf
Tiki Socialite

Joined: May 03, 2007
Posts: 1932
From: Newport Beach, Ca .
Posted: 2009-10-21 09:17 am   Permalink

Before we went to Brenda's Tiki Hut we stopped at Mooondog426 (Ken's) place for some
pre party cocktails.Ken had a cool spread with a bar ready to make anything.
So VampiressRN and myself drank some mighty fine margaritas and then some Don Julio
shots , and thats all I needed to get the ole' motor running.


Ken and I behind his fun Tiki bar



MoonDog426 and VampiressRN toasting a drink




Then it was off to Brenda's for a divorce party , and yes that is a wedding dress
she is wearing -gotta love her sense of humor.I just love this gal, she has the
best personality and was the best hostess ever.Brenda really knows how to sling
a drink or two quite well also !



The Pyronauts just ripped it up at Brenda's

More pics, videos and story coming up so stay tuned!






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1961surf
Tiki Socialite

Joined: May 03, 2007
Posts: 1932
From: Newport Beach, Ca .
Posted: 2009-10-22 11:40 pm   Permalink

The last couple times driving on the 99 freeway I would notice this A frame building
and it looked familiar but could not place it because it was in an odd place off the
right side of the 99 freeway heading north in Stockton .When I was at Physcho TikiD
house I showed the pictures and said that is where the Islander building was towed
and ended up there for limited days as a chicken joint in Pollardville next to a
tourist mock up ghost town .After reading abstractiki thread on the Islander I
had to check it out for myself as well.Abstract nailed it in the description of
it is dilapidated . It was raining when I decided to hop the security fences to
take a look .The back of the building is all open and the rain was just coming
thru the roof and vents , very sad situation .I went and pulled the latter that
swings down and leads to the attic.I thought...gee maybe I will find an old
photo or something that depicts the Islander during it's glory days, but to no
avail.I must have looked in every little room and crevice thru out the entire
place looking for any sign or trace of its former tiki past.After scouring the
place,the only thing I could find was a broken piece of a carved wall panel.
It was buried under a bunch of debree and trash on the floor.Really weird to be
inside there by myself...very dark inside and musty smelling not even rats or
mice would want to live in there.I was born in the wrong era ,this was no doubt
a very cool tiki bar back in it's hey day.

http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?mode=viewtopic&topic=15550&forum=1&start=60












Pollardville sign at is current location

Cool old boat shaped building I believe used to be a dinner house right next to Islander building


Old time saloon behind the Islander building


Ghost town tunnel also behind Islander building



An old building behind and to the left of the Islander structure




The wall carving remnant I found inside- a little piece of the Islander will stay close to me for years as good mana .






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