19 November, 2013
Things have been a little quiet around here lately because things have been pretty busy for me everywhere else! However I'm looking forward to Christmas because, well I love Christmas, but also for a little bit of a break. Anyway, I figured it was about time I came clean on the whole tiki thing I've been alluding to over the last couple of months. I know it's early, and I promise not to bore you with too many posts about it in the lead up, but I'm VERY excited to announce that I'm going back to the USA next year, this time to attend Tiki Oasis in San Diego!
The website is currently still in this year's festival mode but it should be updated soon and it will still give you a good idea about what the festival is all about and all the kinds of fun there is to be had! This year's theme was 'Hulabilly' which would have been right up my alley but next year's theme of 'Beatiki' should be pretty cool too. It'll be summer this time when we're over there, leaving the winter behind over here. That's always been a little fantasy of mine, to chase the summer during my homeland's winter and what better way to embrace that than with a tiki festival!?
Aside from going to San Diego for Tiki Oasis, we're also heading back to some places we loved last time and some exciting new places as well. It's looking like it will be another month-long trip that will see us start the party in Vegas before heading back to Palm Springs for some relaxation and recovery before hitting up the mega days of Tiki Oasis. After that we're headed to New Orleans, Memphis and Nashville! I have always wanted to go to New Orleans so I'm VERY excited about that! Also, Graceland OMG!! I've ALWAYS wanted to go there - I might even cry! (Also, I had a dream the other night that Elvis gave me 'the eye' which I'm pretty sure is a sign HA!)
I also can't wait to experience the music scene of Nashville!! After that we're headed back to California for the Ventura Nationals (formerly the Primer Nats) and some time on the coast for some fun at Don the Beachcombers etc. After that we're looking forward to spending some time with some friend's we made in the US last time, a couple in LA and a couple in Anaheim which will of course mean a visit to Knotts Berry Farm and Six Flags! That's the general plans for now anyway. I can't wait! I LOVED the US earlier this year and I'm really looking forward to going back, visiting some new places, returning to the ones we loved and just generally having an awesome time. AGAIN!
Anything in these places you think should definitely be on our itinerary?