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Mr Tiki's Wild Ride - Mr Tiki IV
MadDogMike
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From: The Anvil of the Sun
Posted: 2018-03-09 4:08 pm   Permalink

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On 2018-03-09 13:20, tikiskip wrote:
I don't even think many high end restaurants would be able to stay open if it were not for the large sums of money they make off of booze.


I think you may be right Skip. We had a pretty good Mexican food restaurant in our neighborhood that was very proud of the fact that they didn't serve alcohol. The place was always empty because everyone wants a beer with their tacos. When they closed a sushi place opened, they serve alcohol and are always full.

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On 2018-03-09 14:39, LoriLovesTiki wrote:
I'm curious how the tile will work out. I didn't know they worked clear across the country.


Yes it will be intersting to see how it works. The Tile tracker isn't a GPS locator (those are expensive), it works on "crowd finding". Supposedly there are millions of people with the Tile app on their phones. If someone with the app active on their phone comes within 100 feet of Mr Tiki, it will "discover" him and send me a notification.


 
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tikiskip
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Posted: 2018-03-09 4:36 pm   Permalink

“Everyone wants a beer with their tacos”
I hear a lot of “we don’t drink at the events” on TC.
Also the Tropical Bistro went out due to low cash flow, people wanted to come to my house and drink then go to Tropical Bistro for one drink after they got wasted.
These events and Tiki joints need you to spend money when you go there.

I do both, I drink a bunch at home, and then a bunch at the bar.

“it works on "crowd finding". Supposedly there are millions of people with the Tile app on their phones.”

I think Mr. tiki was in the belly of a plane waiting for the weather to clear.
Thus, no people.


 
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Hamo
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From: Colorado (via Iowa)
Posted: 2018-03-19 7:47 pm   Permalink

Hey, Prikii, what’s Mr. Tiki been doing in Texas?

 
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Prikli Pear
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From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted: 2018-03-20 7:37 pm   Permalink

Well, Hamo, the truth is that Mr. Tiki hasn't gotten up to all that much in Texas. Last week was spring break for us, and we went to visit friends in Louisiana. Mr. Tiki didn't want to hang around the house all by his lonesome, so we took him along. Naturally, we wanted to show him the sights, so in Beaumont we stopped and let him take in the grandeur of the World's Largest Operating Fire Hydrant.



Here's another shot for perspective. Mr. Tiki was suitably impressed.



Next up was the swamp tour!



Mr. Tiki saw lots of murky water, swamp shacks, birds, raccoons addicted to marshmallows (seriously--that stuff's like crack to them), crawfish and the like. He wasn't sure what to make of it all.



Mr. Tiki did make a new friend.



Then it was off to the French Quarter. Mr. Tiki insisted we go into the Dr. Seuss gallery. Mr. Tiki argued that Seuss' "The Abduction of the Sabine Women" was a modern masterpiece, a subversive commentary on masculinity and codified paradigms of western civilization. One person argued that it wasn't so much subversive as it was transgressive, and Mr. Tiki wanted to fight.



The next day we too Mr. Tiki to one of the St. Patrick's Day parades. Mr. Tiki said, and I quote, "What the hell is this?"



After a suitable amount of green beer, though, he got into the spirit!


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MadDogMike
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From: The Anvil of the Sun
Posted: 2018-03-20 10:17 pm   Permalink

Very cool Jayme!!! Thank you for hosting. I have updated the list and map on page 1

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tikiskip
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Posted: 2018-03-21 08:40 am   Permalink

"a subversive commentary on masculinity and codified paradigms of western civilization. One person argued that it wasn't so much subversive as it was transgressive,"

WTF?
My head hurts, the Mr. tiki I knew said "lets get drinkin".

He would drink with a Fox,
And he would drink in a Box...


Latitude 29?


 
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Prikli Pear
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From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted: 2018-03-21 2:09 pm   Permalink

So, yes, we made it to Latitude 29 with Mr. Tiki. He jumped right in, checking out the menu.



First drink up was the eponymous Latitude 29 cocktail. The banana leaf wrap was a nice touch. "Mmmm, passion fruity!"



Then it was the Banshee, which was like drinking a banana smoothie.



And the Ponchatrain Pearl Diver.



After that, Mr. Tiki was feeling a might frisky, and started making the rounds, flirting with the bar staff.



Some knew to keep him at arm's length.



Others were fascinated by his curse. They get few visitors who arrive with their own curse.



Mr. Tiki then tried to explore strange new lands with one of the Boskos on the wall.



He did discover the disembodied Zombie Beachbum Berry head from the Sippin' Safari 10th anniversary edition.



Finally, the bar staff brought out the Beachbum Berry figure from the back bar and had the two pose for posterity. This must count as a landmark summit of some sort.


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hiltiki
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Posted: 2018-03-21 3:13 pm   Permalink

I'm really enjoying your great documentary of Mr. Tiki's adventures.

 
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MadDogMike
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From: The Anvil of the Sun
Posted: 2018-03-22 08:41 am   Permalink

Great pics Jayme

 
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Prikli Pear
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From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted: 2018-03-22 7:35 pm   Permalink

After we got back from New Orleans, Mr. Tiki just wanted to rest up a little bit. He found a copy of my book and thought reading it would help put him to sleep. Much to his surprise, it was not about poultry farming!



The next day, I took him to see the local sites. Schlitterbahn is probably the most well-known of our limited options. It's been named the world's best water park by the Travel Channel for something like two decades running. Katie Perry rented out the whole place a couple years ago, and they filmed part of Spy Kids 3D there.



New Braunfels was founded and settled by German immigrants in the 1840s, so pretty much everything has a pseudo-German name. Unfortunately, most of the cool, old buildings were bulldozed in the 70s and 80s to make way for generic strip malls, so a lot of the actual heritage has been lost. But Schlitterbahn has a lot of castle turrets, so that's something.



Mr. Tiki wanted to hit up the water slides, but Schlitterbahn was closed. They opened for spring break, but Mr. Tiki was in Louisiana during that time. That kinda pissed him off. He did think their directional sign was cool, and made note of the various other parks to check out in the future if he was in the neighborhood.



Then I took him by the Wurstfest grounds. It's a 10 day salute to sausage, with lots of beer. That happens in November every year. Mr. Tiki was not happy to hear that. He said if a town is going to play up its German heritage, it should observe Wurstfest every day. Hard to argue with that logic.



Back at the Lagoon of Mystery, I could tell Mr. Tiki was agitated with a lot of nervous energy. He took a look at my "underwater" ceiling and decided it needed more fish silhouettes. It's best not to argue with Mr. Tiki, so I broke out the paint and brushes and he added a number of fish and a few squid for good measure. Mr. Tiki likes to party, but never let it be said that he's a lazy house guest.



Painting a ceiling is tough work. Mostly it's being up on a ladder and contorting one's body to unnatural angles in order to get the job done. Mr. Tiki was pretty achy, so I fixed him a cocktail and suggested he go for a float in the pool to relax a bit. He thought that a fantastic idea, so that's how he spent the afternoon, basking in the sun. Mr. Tiki lives a life of most of us can only dream of.


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AceExplorer
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From: Deep in the Jacksonville Florida jungle.
Posted: 2018-03-22 8:19 pm   Permalink

Prikli, well done, you sure know how to keep the little guy out of jail - by keeping him boozy, I mean, busy!

Someday I may have the privilege of hosting Mr. Tiki, but how the hell am I going to even come close to your excellent travelogue?

Cheers!


 
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bamalamalu
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Posted: 2018-03-22 9:56 pm   Permalink

Wow! Cocktails, alligators, parades, relaxing by the pool, rubbin' elbows with the Beachbum...

Mr. Tiki: showing us how it's done.


Thanks for sharing the travelogue, Prikli!


 
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MaukaHale
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From: The base of the Volcano
Posted: 2018-03-22 10:31 pm   Permalink

Great pictorial of Mr Tiki's travels.

 
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littlegiles
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From: Lancaster, SC
Posted: 2018-03-23 07:56 am   Permalink

Way to go Prikli! Great set of pics and I also must agree about Wurstfest.

 
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Prikli Pear
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From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted: 2018-03-23 10:21 am   Permalink

All good things must come to an end--when I got up this morning, Mr. Tiki had already packed his things and departed for parts unknown. I wonder where he'll turn up next?
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