Saturday, April 14, 2018

A Pineappleman Tiki Adventure: The Ocean Palms Resort Carlsbad

Hop into the Pineappleman's Tiki Adventure Jeep for a trip down the coast and a Staycation at The Ocean Palms Beach Resort in Carlsbad.

The  Ocean Palms Beach Resort is great little resort that is steps away from the beach and one of our traditional mexican restaurant stops on the way to Tiki Oasis called El Norte.   We had stopped to take pictures of the Tikis outisde before and I had always wanted to stare there.  

So in the Fall of 2017 I decided to surprise my wife with a little weekend Adventure in Carlsbad that included a Wine Bar, The Barrel Republic for lunch and our favorite Mexcian Restaurant for dinner.  

 The Ocean Palms is cute little getway with a tropical feel. 
 Check out the tropical wall art in our room.   Plus it had the coolest shower ever that had three shower heads that covered your whole body from different angles that has ruined all regular showers forever.

Here are some of the Tikis from around the Resort.

On the Way home we stopped at the Royal Hawaiian in Laguna Beach,  but that is a Tiki Adventure for another blog

Monday, April 9, 2018

Tiki Oasis 2017 Part 3 The Music, The Hula Girls, The Untouchables, APE,'s

Before Tiki Oasis even started I knew that there was one room Part that I had to go to.  My wife volunteered to watch the baby.  I knew that if I went to this one room my Tiki Oasis 2017 was going to be a success.

Of coure there are always a couple of Surprises at Tiki Oasis
The infamous Mr Tiki Head was ready to party

I'm a huge Devo fan and have seen Devo many times.  So when I heard there was going to be a  band doing a Lounge version of Devo I was all in.

MongoLounge was very entertaining.

Here they are taking a break in the middle of a song

 APE Featuring the live carvings of Crazy AL was back on the main stage this year

Then what I had been waiting for The Hula Girls

And the Untouchables in a room party.  So freaking awesome.  My weekend was complete.

The's (featured in Kill Bill) from the Balcony

Sunday, April 8, 2018

Tiki Oasis 2017 Part 2 The Pineapple Baby first Tiki Oasis

This Tiki Oasis was going to be a brand new experience for us. We have invited and hung out with many friends over the years, but this year we had a new special guest, which meant less room parties and a different experience.   My wife couldn't wait to get him all dressed up for a weekend of fun.   

The Pineapple Baby got into the spirit of things right away.

"Hey this place is pretty cool" he said . 
 Or at least that is what his smile says.

A new sitcom.  Two bald guys and a Cute Blond

Babies make the best undercover spies at an International Intrigue event

I thought it was the bomb

Up next in Part 3  The some of the music of Tiki Oasis 2017

Tiki Oasis 2017 Part 1 The Car Show and Retro Tiki Shopping

I have no idea why it took so long to finally get around to posting about Tiki Oasis 2017 this year.   I usually can't wait to post stuff the second I get home.  I guess life has just been busy.  This pas weekend we went to the Ohana Celebration at Don the Beachcomber and with Tiki on the brain and Tiki Oasis 2018 going on sale this month I finally decided to do a couple of quick little photo blogs from what was a very different Tiki Oasis for us.

Here are a few pictures from the car show.  This car jumped out at us because it is a Hudson.  Which is the name of our little Tiki Baby whose first trip to Tiki Oasis was this year.

I loved the Pin-up art on this car

The Green Hornet

Of course now a staple of the Car show Food Trucks.

 Entertainment out by the Car Show

Here are some pictures of some of the shopping this year.  I didn't take as many pictures as usual --but here is a sampling.

Tiki Diablo with a Vader's Tiki Mug

My wife spent some money here

I love these Disneyland Tikis allow my wallet wouldn't let me bring one home...

This shirt would have been perfect for the year Darb came

Some Tiki Tony designs

Up Next   in Part 2The Pineapple Baby first Tiki Oasis