Its been quite a rainy and gloomy weekend here at the Retro Ranch…one of those weekends when you pretty much just stay inside and get stuff done…
…unless you are Leo. Then you would mope around wondering why no one wants to take you for a walk during a thunderstorm.
Still, it is raining instead of snowing, which reminds me that it is in fact spring. That means soon I’ll be putting up the Tiki Lounge again…I can’t wait! Thinking about tikis reminded me I hadn’t shared the cool retro lava rock tiki statues that my Mom gave me yet!
Back in 1967, my grandparents (Nana and Bob as I called them) took a trip to Hawaii. That’s Nana with a huge tiki statue outside of the Crouching Lion (which I’m guessing is a restaurant.)
Here’s a shot of Bob at Nu‘uanu Pali. Apparently not only is the view from this spot great, but the wind gusts are strong too! The note on the back of the photo says they often get 65 mph gusts at this location.
I’m not sure how many things Nana and Bob brought back from Hawaii, but these are two neat little tiki statues!
The short guy is only a relief carving, but the taller tiki is fully carved!
Only the small one has any sort of markings. The coolest thing about them is they are carved from lava rock!
Maybe someday I’ll be lucky enough to take a trip to Hawaii. If so, I’d love to have my picture taken at the same spots as Nana and Bob, assuming the tiki statue is still there! Until then, I’ll enjoy these cool retro tiki sculptures and hang out in my Tiki Lounge, sipping drinks with little umbrellas in them and pretending I am in Hawaii.