||Mr Tiki's Wild Ride - Mr Tiki III
Joined: Sep 27, 2004
From: So FL
|Posted: 17 days ago; 11:39 am  Permalink|
Mr Tiki and I have been having some fun. I had a business trip to Las Vegas last week and he wanted to join me. I told him that would be OK but he would have to travel in the Super Economy section. So I loaded him up and away we went.
Our first stop was to visit my friend pdrake's house. Being on a business trip, I tried to stay away from any hard drinking till the end of the trip - Mr. Tiki had other ideas.
He got to hang out with a few of my children while pdrake and I talked shit.
He tried talking me into carving him a companion but I told him that he was better off single (he's got a lot of bad habits). He didn't want to hear that, so he came up with a plan to build his own "bride".
Once he makes up his mind its hard to change it. Why stop at one? He made his way over to the reproduction area, but alas the area was already being used by another certain tiki that is getting ready for his debut at The Hukilau. They partied until the wee hours of the night and it seems that cured his loneliness (for now).
One of my goals was to stop by and see the newest tiki bar in Las Vegas - The Golden Tiki. As I opened the door, Mr. Tiki lept from hands and jumped into the fountain that is located in the entry portal. He splashed around, he was giggling and yelling something about getting mouth-to-mouth from a mermaid??
The Golden Tiki is a very cool place. Tiki Diablo and Billy the Crud did a phenomenal job on the decor and layout. We made our way in and headed for the Pirate Room. Before we got there Mr. Tiki heard a voice from beyond that led him to another Tiki Celebrity - The Golden Tiki himself.
Back in the Pirate Room we met and hung out with several locals including the man - Billy The Crud.
He hung out with a few locals - this guy introduced himself as "the Doctor". He was nice but didn't move around alot.
Always on the hunt, Mr.Tiki started hitting on the ladies. Here he is with Blur.
Apparently he said several things that were more than inappropriate, so we had to keep moving. on to the next bar.
He ran it a few old friends... WillCarve...
Benzart and many more!
He was feeling right at home. Chris and Allie were more than gracious hosts.
After a few more drinks he didn't want to leave.
At the end of the night I had to track him down. Frankie's is a small place but I couldn't find him anywhere. That's when I noticed him hiding in plain sight. He was ready to make Frankie's his new home.
I managed to drag him out and we made our way back to Florida for a few more adventures before he moves on.
Grand Member (8 years)
Joined: Jun 17, 2002
|Posted: 17 days ago; 9:03 pm  Permalink|
PLEASE DON'T KICK ME OFF OF TIKI CENTRAL FOR THIS FAKE TRIP FOR MR. TIKI. I thought about asking for him but his weight would mean one less thing I could pack in my bag to come back home. So I made a phoney Mr. Tiki to take to Australia and the South Pacific.
The photo of Mr. Tiki II starts his journey in Sydney Australia. Dan posed first with the tower behind him.
Chuck and I found an English phone booth downtown.
The Sydney Bridge.
Built for a show at the Royal Botanical Garden.
Auckland, New Zealand. The view from one side of our ship and
then from the other side.
At the Auckland Museum.
Tahiti, French Polynesia.
Moorea, French Polynesia.
At the disco on board the ship.
On the beach looking at the ship.
Now Mr. Fake Tiki II is back at my home. I just couldn't resist. Sorry, Wendy
Grand Member (7 years)
Joined: Mar 30, 2008
From: The Anvil of the Sun
|Posted: 17 days ago; 9:17 pm  Permalink|
Tom, Mr Tiki is living like a king!!!
Wendy, you crack me up Looks like Fake Mr Tiki had a great time too
Grand Member (5 years)
Joined: Apr 03, 2008
From: Deep in the Jacksonville Florida jungle.
|Posted: 16 days ago; 05:51 am  Permalink|
Nice job, Wendy! Thanks for expanding my bucket list - nice pics!
Grand Member (8 years)
Joined: Jun 17, 2002
|Posted: 16 days ago; 08:36 am  Permalink|
MadDogMike Mr. Tiki was such a fabulous idea. I'm glad to have touched you with this phoniness.
AceExplorer after this trip we really love love love Hawaii. Australia's city of Sydney is so terrific that we will return there and to New Zealand. But Tahiti is a huge disappointment and Moorea and Bora Bora while beautiful are so tiny that viewing them is over in a few of hours. No restaurants to speak of and the hotels that exist are over the top expensive. Hawaii has everything, even snow. The best part of cruising is that you can see so many places for a reasonable price.
This has been fun now it's back to posting on my other crafts thread. Cheers, Wendy
|nui 'umi 'umi|
Joined: Feb 21, 2011
From: La Mirada Atoll
|Posted: 16 days ago; 10:56 pm  Permalink|
Mahalo for sharing Wendy. Looks like you and Dan had a great time.