WA International Kite Festival

WA International Kite Festival

Post by Travis Prebb » Fri, 08 Jul 1994 03:58:35


I'm interested in finding out who else here in rec.kites will be going to
the Washington International Kite Festival.  I would also like to know where
you're staying, because every hotel/motel/b&b on the peninsula is packed! :)
Through luck or act of providence, I was able to reserve a room in Astoria.

If possible, I would like to meet any rec.kiters who might be attending.

- Travis -



 
 
 

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Post by Steve Millspau » Sat, 09 Jul 1994 15:01:18

: I'm interested in finding out who else here in rec.kites will be going to
: the Washington International Kite Festival.  
: If possible, I would like to meet any rec.kiters who might be attending.

: - Travis -



Rec.kiters can look for the 12' WKA banner accompanied by the smaller
"pegicorn" (combination of pegasus and unicorn) and stars and moon
banner with the names Steve and Judy. Only had three rec.kiters say HI at
Westport, hope to meet more of you at WSIKF! If you're there on Wednesday,
plan on joining us for the Washington Kitefliers Association Pizza Feed
at the Long Beach Grange Hall. Always lots of good door prizes, and
a chance to meet the international guests.



 
 
 

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Post by Brian Johns » Tue, 12 Jul 1994 02:20:14


Quote:


>: I'm interested in finding out who else here in rec.kites will be going to
>: the Washington International Kite Festival.  
>: If possible, I would like to meet any rec.kiters who might be attending.


>Rec.kiters can look for the 12' WKA banner accompanied by the smaller
>"pegicorn" (combination of pegasus and unicorn) and stars and moon
>banner with the names Steve and Judy. Only had three rec.kiters say HI at



in the sand where you are flying.  Keep an eye out for others.  Wipe it
before you leave to avoid confusion.
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Post by Brian Dockt » Wed, 13 Jul 1994 10:41:02


Quote:
> Subject: Re: WA International Kite Festival



> >: I'm interested in finding out who else here in rec.kites will be going to
> >: the Washington International Kite Festival.  
> >: If possible, I would like to meet any rec.kiters who might be attending.


> >Rec.kiters can look for the 12' WKA banner accompanied by the smaller
> >"pegicorn" (combination of pegasus and unicorn) and stars and moon
> >banner with the names Steve and Judy. Only had three rec.kiters say HI at


> in the sand where you are flying.  Keep an eye out for others.  Wipe it
> before you leave to avoid confusion.

I'll be there too. Is someone going to arrange a meeting place/time like
they did last year? (hopefully more succesfull that last year :-)

Brian

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Post by Anne Ro » Thu, 14 Jul 1994 10:45:59

: If possible, I would like to meet any rec.kiters who might be attending.

So I've just walked into the WKA Pizza Feed at WSIKF, and I'm eager to meet
some rec.kiters:

        Steve and Judy Millspaugh didn't bring their banners with them.


        them anyway because I was always looking up at the kites.

        There's a fellow with t-shirt decorated with flies and fruit -- maybe
        that's Brian Johnsen, but do you think he'd really go to the WKA
        Pizza Feed?

        Brian Dockter doesn't use *** expressions much when he writes;
        who's got the most unexpressive face: the man wearing plaid pants
        and a Hawaiian shirt, talking about C++, or maybe the tall fellow
        with a miniature dog stake through his left nostril?

        You're hungry, there are at least 92 people in the room, and you only
        recognize 18 of them, that's 74 people you have to ask "are you a
        rec.kiter?"

Someone said rec.kiters would get together on Friday evening at 5 pm on the
beach and then adjourn to a bar, but:

        it's been raining for two days, and now it's Friday afternoon, sunny,
        good winds, and you don't want to go inside.  

        you just arrived at Long Beach and the weather prediction is for rain
        tomorrow and you don't want to be inside.

        the Prism guys just set up on the beach and this is *your* chance to
        try all the kites you've been reading about on rec.kites.

I saw Steve and Judy's banners on the beach, but everytime I went by, Steve
and Judy were off volunteering and helping out.

You're wearing your spiffy new rec.kites pin, but who could possibly pick it
out of the 20 others on your hat as you stroll along Bolstead (sp)?

Anne's tips for meeting rec.kiters (no grovelling necessary, just don't whine
if you don't follow the tips and don't meet anyone):

1.  Keep the WSIKF thread going ... announce that *you* will be there
(lurkers, this is a great time to make your first post!), where you will be
staying (and then check for messages), where you like to fly, what special
kites you have, other oddities.  Set up a couple of meeting times/places.

2.  Someone take a sheet protector (plastic sleeve for paper), duct tape, and
waterproof pen, and put a rec.kites 'message board' up on the info booth on
Bolstead Avenue.  Or, better yet, take a piece of Type 10 tyvek ....


4.  Make a custom t-shirt, that says "rec.kites" and your address.  I think
Dan Rubesh had such at World Cup last year, and Markus Witt had a nice one
at Fano.  Mobile bulletin board.

5.  *Absolutely*Best*Tip*  Wear a name tag.  Not a tag pinned to your shirt
or jacket, but one with a string, that hangs around your neck and gets blown
around in the wind, hitting you in the face, catching on your glasses and
pins.

No other group will have name tags, and you can be on the beach, checking
out all those kite stores in town, doing a Walter Mitty/Mario Andretti at
the bumper cars, eating ice cream, buying groceries, and when you see
another *** with, good grief, a name tag on a string, you'll know you're
about to meet an in-the-flesh rec.kiter.

(Thank you, Simo, for the great Fano name tags.  They made it possible for
about 9 people to find each other in a crowd of several hundred people.)

(You can make a name tag however you like, being creative types; Simo's
look like laminated luggage tags that places like Mailboxes, Etc. make --
sturdy, weatherproof.  There are no standards for the string, but
it's not cool to cut off a length of someone's kite line for your name tag,
especially when there's a kite aloft.)

7.  Anne's Special Secret Tip:  Tell Dave Gomberg you're looking for other
rec.kiters.  He'll laugh and say, "I've heard about rec.kites," and he'll
come through -- why else do you think I keep speaking up on his behalf!? ;-)

I've been looking through my Fano photos ... pleasant memories of special
kites, but the pictures that really make me smile are those of the rec.kiters
I met.

Make it happen.

Anne
(who never decides if she's going to Long Beach til the last minute, so if
you've got some floor space or an extra bed .... I wear my miniature dog
stake as an earring ;-)

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Post by Carl Crowe » Thu, 14 Jul 1994 14:44:27


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Post by BUGJ » Fri, 15 Jul 1994 04:07:02

Travis I'll be staying at the Shamen Motel. It's a big ugly green thing
right on the beach at the parking lot entrance.

Jon

 
 
 

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Post by David Lo » Sat, 16 Jul 1994 01:51:21

My name is Dave Lord and I will be at the Pizza feed on wed eve. Also I
will be spending time on my buggy. It is recognizable by the brown
plastic moulded bass boat seat installed with blue nylon strapping. If
you have an inclination to try buggying look me up and you can try my
buggy. Also my wife is in charge of the wed nite pizza party just ask
whoever is taking tickets and they will point me out.
                                       Dave Lord
 
 
 

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Post by Morrie Willia » Sat, 16 Jul 1994 13:23:06

My name is Morrie Williams and my wife Kelci and I will be at
the Washington State International Kite Festival in Longbeach,
Washington, USA, from Sunday August 14 thru Sunday August 21.
If you look for a Large Lance camper on a GMC Pickup with 2 Buggies
tied to the roof, it's us! We'll also be at the WKA pizza feed
on Wednesday night August 17 at the Grange Hall on Sandridge Rd.
If you miss us at the Pizza feed, look for us on the beach south
of 10th (Nendel's) on the Buggy field, we're kind of in charge.
    See You There,
    Morrie & Kelci Williams

P.S.
    Anne, if you plan to come to WSIKF and need a room, drop
          us an E-mail.
 
 
 

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Post by Mr. Kitem » Sat, 16 Jul 1994 23:20:36

Quote:

>    and a Hawaiian shirt, talking about C++, or maybe the tall fellow
>    with a miniature dog stake through his left nostril?

Well, as long as it's his LEFT nostril.... <g>

Quote:
>you've got some floor space or an extra bed .... I wear my miniature dog
>stake as an earring ;-)

You know, it would be COOL if you had a (real) miniature dog on that stake.

Quote:
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> *  Anne Rock                  |    Oh Lord, let the words I speak today   *

> *  Berkeley, CA               |    eat them.                              *
> *                             |              - sign in a Honduran cafe    *

I've got to remember that one....

Your Friendly Neighborhood Kiteman
Miami, Florida - USA

[I'm done making stupid comments now. <g>]

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That's MISTER Kiteman To You, DUMMY! <g>
a.k.a. Allan "Kiteman" Gaines in Miami, Florida- USA.  A *NATIVE* Floridian!!!
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Post by Brian Johns » Tue, 19 Jul 1994 01:54:30

Quote:


>: If possible, I would like to meet any rec.kiters who might be attending.
>So I've just walked into the WKA Pizza Feed at WSIKF, and I'm eager to meet
>some rec.kiters:

>    There's a fellow with t-shirt decorated with flies and fruit -- maybe
>    that's Brian Johnsen, but do you think he'd really go to the WKA
>    Pizza Feed?

I don't think the fruit flies care too much for pizza.
Maybe the Hawaiian with pineapple.
--
Time flies like an arrow but fruit flies like bannanas (or pineapple)

Outside a dog, a book is man's best friend.
  Inside a dog, it's too dark to read.
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Post by BUGJ » Sun, 17 Jul 1994 14:14:00

I'll see ya at the pizza feed, dave. Please remind your wife that there
will be alot of us vegheads there. Please order lots of veggie pizza.

Jon