I grew up in Sarasota FL, where Tiki got into me as a child hearing radio commercials for the Bahi Hut, and visiting the Polynesian Resort at Disney World in Orlando in the mid to late 1970's, and riding the Jungle Cruise. I spent my later teens and early 20's around Houston TX, before 10+ years in the USN, mostly out of Norfolk/Hampton Roads VA (with deployments and underways taking me through the Med, Suez Canal, Red Sea, Indian Ocean, Arabian Sea, Persian Gulf, and around the Caribbean). After the Navy, I've worked under contracts for the US Army for 10+ years. My wife, Samantha, and I have also lived in W. Seattle WA. , DuPont WA, and currently reside in Tacoma WA. We've visited Portland OR and Las Vegas NV many times, enjoyed Tiki Kon in Portland in 2015, 2016, and 2017, and hope to make it to other Tiki Conventions and Festivals . . . someday. Most of our travels are Las Vegas and Tiki related, or visiting family in FL.
MrLzrd has been to 48 of the locations in Critiki: