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Wendy Cevola 5/27/15 The first half of our cruise to Alaska.
hang10tiki
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Posted: 5 days ago; 9:07 pm   Permalink

ProfG- those kick ars......

 
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hang10tiki
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Posted: 3 days ago; 8:46 pm   Permalink

Yep the Wendy withdraws have started

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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2 days ago; 2:32 pm   Permalink

Hi friends, we just drove home from San Francisco this morning after a 37th wedding anniversary (which is tomorrow) cruise to Alaska. I am overwhelmed with all these terrific posts and I will respond as soon as we do laundry, buy groceries and pay our bills.

First I'll share photos of the trip. Then I'll start posting the progress on the Sacramento Crawl mug (my best mug ever) and I'll finish off contacting everyone about their wish list projects.

I'll also respond to these super fun posts made while we were playing hooky. Thank you all for keeping my thread alive while we were gone. I appreciate you all so very much. Wendy
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hang10tiki
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Posted: 2 days ago; 9:30 pm   Permalink

Happy 37th....................

 
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danlovestikis
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Hello friends, I got up an hour ago because I couldn't breath. I caught a cold on the last day of our trip. That's so lucky because I didn't miss out on any of the fun parts. However when Dan put a suitcase up high in the closet he broke a light. I walked in barefoot and now I have a piece of glass I can't get out of my toe. So it's time to go to the doctor. Since it's too early for that I'll catch up on posting which will be a bright time in a anniversary day that it starting out in the dumps. Dan however is fine.

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swizzle we are going to Tiki Oasis to see you and all our other friends. One year off was enough to make us feel the need to show up again.

I never thought of trying to mask the coconuts. I think I'll give it a try next time.

In all the books I've read I never came across the information about leaving a place for gas to escape. I do use a 20 minute hold at the end of bisque to make sure I get the maximum shrinkage. Maybe that's why I haven't had problems. I have glazed a lot of pieces completely.

I'm glad you like my newest pieces. Thank you.

Woodtiki it is a Duncan CY glaze called Iron Ore. It's a favorite for coconuts.


hang10tiki I wish Dan were more tolerant of heat. This was his favorite vacation because it never got passed 70 and most of the time it was in the 50's and 60's.

The photos are terrific. I love seeing you all enjoy Caliente. I miss this event but the photos help so much. It's fun to see my friends all having a good time together.

johnnyvelvet reading your comments made me feel really good. Thank you so much. I do care about sending out quality tikis. I hope they are all still around after Dan and I are long gone.

hang10tiki fun fun fun. You can never share enough for us all to enjoy.


tigertail777 Even though I'm ill today I'm going to go to work on tikis. I think tikis all the time even when in Alaska! You too work hard and your paintings are wonderful. I hope you'll start posting here again so we can all enjoy your work.


LoriLovesTiki your poor Tiki Bob has the droops. I'm going to work on him and the Hula Girl Hot Tubs today and then I'll post photos.


TikiAno guess what we are going to Tiki Oasis!!! So I hope we can pick up our order of 4 big bags of your hot chocolate mix. We still have never found one that tastes as good as yours. Dan loves to add it to his coffee. So I'll see you at Oasis.


Tyber Tiki you gave me the best ever challenge and I learned so much taking this on. I absolutely love all the photos and seeing it where it will be enjoyed. I've already gotten another order for another one for Wish List #6. It's a joy to carve these making each one unique. Thank you, thank you, thank you for all the time you spent to fulfill my wish.

What I learned in 34 years at a big city hospital is that when a person survives the first heart attack and then follows all the doctors advice they will live longer than the rest of us. We wish him well and the determination to keep fighting for more days on earth.

hang10tiki (:

Tyber Tiki (:

hang10tiki (:

Professor G gosh I'm smiling so big that it hurts! I'm so happy that they came out so well.

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All the projects taught me new techniques that I'll be using in the future. Thank you all for not only collecting my art but for being such great friends. I hope that someday there will be events where we can meet up for hugs. Meanwhile thank you all for a busy Wish List #5.

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Here are the first 5 days of our 11 day cruise. WooHooWahinie is our travel agent and not only did she set us up for this wonderful anniversary trip she sent us a pair of binoculars so that we could look out at eagles and distant waterfalls from our rooms balcony. Thank you WooHoo for a perfect trip.


I always choose the photos to share based on goofiness or if I look better than I really do. Dan always looks good!

We left our home and drove for 3 hours through bumper to bumper traffic to get to the port in San Francisco.

On the way we got to see how they are dismantling the Bay Bridge section by section. They are half way done.


After we got off the new Bay Bridge I was able to snap this photo. It's a beautiful bridge with many problems to fix. It didn't fall apart when we crossed so we were happy.


We found parking and in the distance we could see our ship the Celebrity Infinity.


The cruise just before ours had an outbreak of Noro Virus. We were delayed in boarding while they finished the decontamination of the ship. The steps they took to prevent this from happening on our cruise were extraordinary.


Once we boarded we had to wait for our room. We went up on deck and were hit with a chilling wind.


We could see the pyramid building which is supposed to be earthquake safe. It had huge springs at street level.


On the other side we could see Coit Tower where a wife would sit and look at Alcatraz Island where her husband was incarcerated.


After we got our room we went to dinner. Our assigned seats were perfect.


Right behind me was a huge window and the captains table.


This was the view while we were leaving the Port of San Francisco.


We traveled under the Golden Gate Bridge.


This is our 37th anniversary photo.


We left the bridge behind and headed towards Alaska.


The next day at sea was still freezing and we are just off the coast of California.


At dinner I posed Dan so that it looked like he was wearing the Statue of Liberty hat.


This is Dan and Steve and


Larry and I doing a photo bombing. We are convincing them to become tiki people after 11 days together at meals.



The next day at sea we got to go to a 45 minute party at the Captains Club. I drank champagne with Dan and we toasted to 37 years of bliss together!


Our first stop was in Ketchikan, Alaska. This is a really cute little city with lots of places to walk and explore. As always too many tourist souvenir shops.


We had a tour. The first stop was at a bird sanctuary. This eagle lives there because it has a deformed beak and would stave in the wild.


We went to the cultural center to see some huge totem poles.


Dan poses well.


After the tour ended we walked the city. We found a fun bar but when we looked inside there weren't any Totems. Tiki bars are much better decorated.


This is the famous Creek Street.


I think this sign explains it well.


I think this is the street where married men snuck to the next street, you guessed it, Creek street.


The day ended with two glowing eyes over the island as the sun set.


The next day we took the small boat to Icy Strait Point for a tour of the rain forest.


Once on shore we looked back at our ship.


This carver was working on a mask.


The carvers in Alaska make their tools from sharpened steel that they strap to tree limbs that are in a shape that works.


In the forest we found more totems.











Yes I am still freezing and Dan is a happy cool guy.



More tomorrow. This took 3 hours, imagine that!

Thank you all for the posts and kind words. I value you all so much. Wendy




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lunavideogames
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Posted: Yesterday; 11:16 am   Permalink

Looks like a great vacation! I like the island with a bunch of trees on it. Happy anniversary! Glad you two could get a break.

I am happy to hear that you will be attending Tiki Oasis! Good news indeed.


 
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LoriLovesTiki
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Posted: Yesterday; 4:46 pm   Permalink

Happy Anniversary Wendy & Dan! Looks like you had a wonderful trip! As always, I love seeing your vacation photos. Thanks for sharing!

And Wendy, I'm not worried about my blue Bob. I'm sure he'll be alright, eventually.
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Joshua Bell
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Posted: Yesterday; 6:50 pm   Permalink

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On 2015-05-27 07:05, danlovestikis wrote:
After we got off the new Bay Bridge I was able to snap this photo. It's a beautiful bridge with many problems to fix. It didn't fall apart when we crossed so we were happy.




I wish I'd known you were in the neighborhood - I work in that building with the "HI" on it! The full sign says HILLS BROS COFFEE but it's used for other purposes now.


 
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hang10tiki
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Posted: Yesterday; 8:29 pm   Permalink

Wow
You two sure have fun
Great photos
But I'm glad the show is back online
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