I think it would great fun to have an annual IKE field trip like the one we just had to Huntington Beach.
I'll be going back to HB every year, but that's because I have family there and can stay cheap.
But we should think about where we would like to go next year!
As far as the festivals listed, the first one, New Years Day in San Diego is no big deal. It's only one day. I was just there and it's like a big club fly. I wouldn't make it a destination, but fun enough if you're already in the area for some reason. I flew with the Fosters and Hector all day, so that was a blast. Kite Party is better.
I'll be going to Wildwood this year for the first time. It is a venerable fest.
Fano Beach, Cervia, and Dieppe France are all on my wish list--but not too likely.
Long Beach, Wash. WSIKF is a festival I really want to do. (link
We can rent an IKE condo there and cram in as many people as we can for a weeks worth of fun.
Give it some thought and maybe that can be our 2009 destination?
There are other festivals that we can do that would just be a long weekend. Any southern destination during winter (Flordia, Texas) would be awesome.
The Niagara Falls Festival (Oct 2-5, 2008) is one that we could maybe carpool to this
year. It's a long days drive, but doable.