||JOHN-O's Tiki Bus Trip to the Hong Kong Inn (+ Rincon Room) - 3/24/12, Pictures start on pg 6
Joined: Apr 16, 2009
From: Mr. C's on the Coast Highway
|Posted: 2012-03-25 10:38 pm  Permalink|
Wow, what a night! First off THANK YOU JOHN-O for organizing a great event for everyone to enjoy! Also, THANK YOU Ron & Mickee for opening up your home, it's spectacular!
I was lucky enough hit the Rincon Room on the trip North and caught my first glimpse of the Tradewinds TIKI.
Then it was off to the Hong Kong Inn...where a bus full of Tikiphiles pulls in shortly after 8...
...led by Navigator & Cruise Director JOHN-O of course!
Then it was back to the Rincon Room where Boris was able to get his first look at the Tradewinds TIKI by torch light...
...and everyone was able to enjoy Bongofury's fabulous cocktail creation for a nightcap!
Thanks again JOHN-O, it was truely a great night!
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Joined: Mar 25, 2005
From: Boogie Wonderland
|Posted: 2012-03-25 10:43 pm  Permalink|
Great pictures Anders and everyone else!
It was an excellent night and the pictures are helping me remember why.
Grand Member (first year)
Joined: Sep 24, 2009
From: 2 mi. south of the Hut
|Posted: 2012-03-25 11:36 pm  Permalink|
Late night group shot at the Rincon Room...
You can see the large version here: http://tongatom.blogspot.com/2012/03/rincon-room-3242012.html
Joined: Apr 16, 2009
From: Mr. C's on the Coast Highway
|Posted: 2012-03-26 12:06 am  Permalink|
Great shots Tom!
|nui 'umi 'umi|
Joined: Feb 21, 2011
From: La Mirada Atoll
|Posted: 2012-03-26 12:10 am  Permalink|
Nice pix AF. Regarding the one that you took at my table leaves me a bit perplexed though. my head appears way out of shape-did you photoshop the pic ? Wait, maybe it was all that rum-made my head soggy and shapeless. Good times,thanks
Cheers , David
|20th Century Man|
Joined: Feb 21, 2012
From: Thousand Oaks, CA
|Posted: 2012-03-26 01:04 am  Permalink|
What a fun and fantastic evening kickoff, courtesy of Ron and Mickee (missed meeting you, Mickee!). Ron, thank you so much for welcoming Carol and I to your incredible back yard and home. We had such a great time getting to know a number of TC folks before heading out to the Hong Kong Inn (WooHoo, Soccer, HB, Margi, Naneki, Tony, and Anders just to name a few.) And the Polynesian show was the highlight of the evening. So much fun, we'll definitely go back on our own again some Friday or Saturday night.
Special heartfelt gratitude to Chief Cat Herder John-O for his mega-efforts; Mahalo, John!
Aloha nui loa, everyone! See you next Saturday at Tonga Hut!
Glenn & Carol
|Atomic Tiki Punk|
Joined: Jul 19, 2009
From: Costa Misery
|Posted: 2012-03-26 01:19 am  Permalink|
Here are some of my pics, Thanks again to Grandmaster John-O, Ron & Mickee or as I call them "The Bongofuries"
what a fantastic home!!!
Jeremy and Amy for the last call cocktail (Like we needed it!)
Thanks to everyone who did not panic when they realized I was on the bus with them and my references to "Speed"
Pop Quiz M*****F**kers, Lucky for everyone that the bus never went under 60 MPH........or was it set to 20 MPH?
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Joined: Aug 21, 2011
From: the OC
|Posted: 2012-03-26 01:28 am  Permalink|
Back at work tonight. Hard to believe it was only 24 hours ago we were closing the Tonga Hut together. Ridiculous amounts of fun. Great getting to meet so many of you. Thoroughly enjoyed the history lessons along the way. Many thanks to everyone who contributed to this event. Eager for the the next opportunity to raise a glass, mug, or pineapple together!
Joined: May 16, 2008
From: Dogtown, USA
|Posted: 2012-03-26 07:04 am  Permalink|
On 2012-03-26 01:28, whoseyrtiki wrote:
Thoroughly enjoyed the history lessons along the way...
Thanks for listening.
Yes, the underlying theme of this whole trip was "Remembering the Trade Winds".
And thanks Bongofury for hosting the after-party. She's beautiful !!...
We skipped this planned leg of the tour due to the difficulty of our giant bus pulling a U-turn on Oxnard Blvd. However the next time you're in the area, exit the 101 freeway off Oxnard Blvd, drive south over the freeway, turn left into the Home Depot parking lot, and then circle back north on to Oxnard Blvd. Keep an eye out on your left for these curved palm trees...
(image courtesy of Tim Keenan)
And remember !!
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Grand Member (8 years)
Joined: May 27, 2006
From: The Valley!
|Posted: 2012-03-26 11:23 am  Permalink|
That was one enchanted evening thank you John-0 that was great fun! Thank You Ron & Mickee for the lovely after party and tasty night cap. There's always something new to experience at the Rincon Room and this time was no exception a beautiful home wow!!
Joined: May 18, 2004
From: The Exotic Port of REDONDO BEACH, CA
|Posted: 2012-03-26 11:39 am  Permalink|
On 2012-03-26 01:19, Atomic Tiki Punk wrote:
Now, THAT'S what I'm talkin about.
Great event John-O.....Cantonese Food, Tropical Drinks in a pineapple, Polynesian Floor Show. Perfect.
Grand Member (6 years)
Joined: Oct 15, 2002
From: Ventura County
|Posted: 2012-03-26 9:23 pm  Permalink|
I want to thank all that came and those that brought Rhum, food, gifts, and tips. Nice to meet some new friends and see our old friends. I wanted to go to the Hong Kong Inn just to watch everyone enjoy a vintage treasure. Mrs. Fury just got back into town at about 8:00 after a stressful 4 days of family stuff so I wanted to be there for her. Glad to hear that everyone had a good time there. Great job by John-O and we wish we could have spent more time with you all. Love the photos. Hope to see you in the near future
Ron & Mickee
2 oz Orange Juice (Simply Orange)
1 oz Lemon Juice (Fresh)
1 oz Orange Curacao (Curacao or Dekuyper)
1/2 oz Orgeat
1/2 oz Simple Syrup
3 drops Angostura Bitters
1 oz Mount Gay Extra Old Rum (or Zaya 12 year)
1 oz Rhum Barbancourt Special Reserve Rum 8 Year (or El Dorado 5 year Demerarra)
Pour over ice
Mint (and orange slice or peel)
Flower (real or plastic)
Palm Tree stir stick
Straw is optional
So is the simple syrup if your lemons are not too tart or substitute lime juice for the lemon juice
Joined: Feb 24, 2005
From: TheSoccerTikiGrotto, Island of LongBeach
|Posted: 2012-03-26 10:47 pm  Permalink|
Thank you John-O for all your hard work organizing this event! From the looks of it everyone had a good time! Lots of happy people! (You gotta work on your poi balls though!) And Ron, thank you for opening your little piece of paradise to us!
Joined: Sep 25, 2008
From: A Bar In Far Bombay
|Posted: 2012-03-27 12:14 pm  Permalink|
THank you for such a wonderful evening!!! That really was a blast! I am sipping out of my Hong Kong Inn cocktail glass as I wright this!
Joined: Aug 10, 2004
|Posted: 2012-03-27 3:46 pm  Permalink|
Good times indeed!
thanks for all yer work on that.
Ron and Mickee,
thanks for having us to your wonderful slice of tropical paradise.
more than half the reason I wanted to go on the trip.