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Howdie.

Posted: Fri, Mar 06 2009, 07:07 AM
by Sailor99
Jeff wrote:Welcome Laura. We need more members in the east!


Well I can claim to be a little further east than Laura! Hampshire - that's 'old' Hampshire, UK rather than New Hampshire, USA.

I recently met an IKE deputation in California, and before I knew what was happening they had forced my to register, put a red t-shirt over my head and pushed me into a group photo! Seriously though a great group of people, who know the true meaning of friendly. It is an honour to be here.

Jeremy

Re: Howdie.

Posted: Fri, Mar 06 2009, 07:54 AM
by Mike
It's nice to have you here, Jeremy.

According to Google Earth, you're only 4,034 miles away, so drop in any time!
Actually, the next festival I'll be at is in Ohio. That's 100 miles further east, so that might be a little closer for you.

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Re: Howdie.

Posted: Fri, Mar 06 2009, 08:35 AM
by Sailor99
Mike wrote:It's nice to have you here, Jeremy.

I'll be at is in Ohio. That's 100 miles further east, so that might be a little closer for you.

Yes, but is there a doughnut shop right next to the flying field? As you know, that is one of my basic requirements for flying several thousand miles to a kite event. The other is of course the luxury of a really top class (not) Hojo nearby.

Re: Howdie.

Posted: Fri, Mar 06 2009, 09:49 AM
by Mike
The Naperville kite festival is the one for you. :)
Good hotels, not 4 star but much better than HoJos.
But even more important is that there is a Krispy Kreme shop within a couple miles of the flying field. You need to have one fresh out of the fryer, unlike the ones you've had in the UK.
mmmmm, warm, pillowy, soft, sugar overdose.

Re: Howdie.

Posted: Fri, Mar 06 2009, 10:41 AM
by Jeff
Hi Jeremy, welcome to our little corner of the internet.

:welcome1:

:revspin:

Re: Howdie.

Posted: Fri, Mar 06 2009, 11:42 AM
by Jeepster
Welcome mate ...

Come to any of the IKE events and you'll not have to worry about a donut shop ... I'm sure others will pitch in and hand deliver fresh out of the oven donuts.

Cheers,
Tom

Re: Howdie.

Posted: Fri, Mar 06 2009, 03:52 PM
by Mike
I realized what I wrote before was practically poem, so here it is in Haiku format:

Krispy Kreme
---------------
Fresh from the fryer,
soft, warm, marshmallow softness.
Sugar overdose.

Re: Howdie.

Posted: Fri, Mar 06 2009, 08:14 PM
by DB Cooper
Jeremy -

Welcome to the group. Glad you made it over to our own little iitty-bitty corner. Wish I could have made it to KP and met you in person. IKE does stand for International Kite Enthusiasts. I don't know why Mike K. keeps insisting it is Illinois Kite Enthusiast. He can be a bit daft at times.

Re: Howdie.

Posted: Fri, Mar 06 2009, 08:17 PM
by DB Cooper
See I even used a bit of Yea Ol' English to make you feel at home ...... can you hear that? It is the sound of me patting myself on the back. :mrorange:

Re: Howdie.

Posted: Fri, Mar 06 2009, 08:26 PM
by Frodos Majik
Well here is your official "Welcome Aboard" Jeremy. Glad to have met you last weekend and a BLAST it was to hang out on the sands with you. Maybe some day we can do it all of again in your neck of the woods. 8)

Re: Howdie.

Posted: Fri, Mar 06 2009, 08:48 PM
by Jynx
Sailor99 wrote:Yes, but is there a doughnut shop right next to the flying field? As you know, that is one of my basic requirements for flying several thousand miles to a kite event. The other is of course the luxury of a really top class (not) Hojo nearby.

Did someone mention doughnuts?????????????

Welcome aboard! ...and I really like that "INTERNATIONAL Kite Enthusiasts" lingo! Got a nice ring to it! And a whole lot easier to explain back in the UK, hey?

Re: Howdie.

Posted: Sat, Mar 07 2009, 02:56 AM
by kiteking
(hand on shoulder) Hello Sailor

Jeremy,
It was great to meet you at KP7, hope to see ya soon

Re: Howdie.

Posted: Sat, Mar 07 2009, 03:12 AM
by Sailor99
Gee thanks for the awesome welcome (Did you hear the sound of me patting myself on the back there too Mr Cooper?). The feeling of pleasure at our little meeting out in sunny california was entirely mutual. In fact I think the greater pleasure was mine in that I got to meet dozens of great new people.

Now onto the serious business. Waaarrrmm crispeeee creaaaammmmm.mmmmmmm...... I note the suggested kite festival is near Chicago. Is there a warm day each year, and does it always coincide with the aforementioned festival?

Re: Howdie.

Posted: Sat, Mar 07 2009, 07:31 AM
by Mike
June is warm, but before it gets muggy.
Always a chance of a thunderstorm, or what I think you guys call thundery showers.
However ours really are more storm than showers.

Re: Howdie.

Posted: Sat, Mar 07 2009, 01:54 PM
by moegeo
Hey Sailor, it was great meeting you. Great snag on the Hampton Rev. You gotta love his stuff.
See you out there, George.

Re: Howdie.

Posted: Sat, Mar 07 2009, 02:16 PM
by Jeff
DB Cooper wrote:Jeremy -

Welcome to the group. Glad you made it over to our own little iitty-bitty corner. Wish I could have made it to KP and met you in person. IKE does stand for International Kite Enthusiasts. I don't know why Mike K. keeps insisting it is Illinois Kite Enthusiast. He can be a bit daft at times.

I do like the versatility of the I in IKE. :D

Re: Howdie.

Posted: Sat, Mar 07 2009, 06:40 PM
by brownssl
WELCOME TO ARE GANG :welcome1: