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Re: 2nd Annual IKE Retreat! Sept 29-30

Posted: Mon, Oct 01 2012, 08:02 AM
by Trigger
nice video! :up:

Re: 2nd Annual IKE Retreat! Sept 29-30

Posted: Mon, Oct 01 2012, 12:29 PM
by Mike
I second that! Thanks for the video!

Re: 2nd Annual IKE Retreat! Sept 29-30

Posted: Mon, Oct 01 2012, 12:29 PM
by Jynx
Trigger wrote:nice video! :up:

. . . . . :ditto

BY FAR... The BEST-est Gathering and Fun-Fly this year!!! ...Perfect weather, winds, and Peeps! :-D W O W !

:thanks: To ALL who attended and made the weekend sooooo WINDerFULL!

...and for those of you on Facebook, I posted photos (including some hijacked from others who took the time to seal some of the memories I didn't get!) :up:

(Can't wait to see Shari's, Mike's, and Jeff's... and all others that captured all the :LogoRevAni: smiles!)

Re: 2nd Annual IKE Retreat! Sept 29-30

Posted: Mon, Oct 01 2012, 12:34 PM
by Mike
A couple of you aren't on facebook, but you can still look at our IKE facebook page and albums.

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set ... 063&type=1
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set ... 063&type=3

and to repeat, here's Kitevoice's album on Picassa:
https://picasaweb.google.com/1027839424 ... irectlink#

Re: 2nd Annual IKE Retreat! Sept 29-30

Posted: Mon, Oct 01 2012, 02:12 PM
by KiteVoice
Jynx wrote:BY FAR... The BEST-est Gathering and Fun-Fly this year!!! ...Perfect weather, winds, and Peeps! :-D W O W !


I had a great time. Thanks for all the warm welcomes and hospitality, everyone. Thanks for the Rev lesson, Mike ... I was starting to get the hang of it near the end of the day. Thanks to 180 Go! for the pizza. Looking forward to seeing you all at various events next season!

Peggy and I usually get to Airwaves in Cincy (although that event is iffy for 2013) and you can count on us at Great Lakes Kite Festival.

Keep your eyes on the Hoosier Kitefliers Society website for a nice little one-day festival in Shipshewana of north central Indiana. I've been that event's announcer for the past two years. It's been held the last weekend in April but I haven't heard yet about 2013.

Re: 2nd Annual IKE Retreat! Sept 29-30

Posted: Mon, Oct 01 2012, 02:13 PM
by KiteVoice
Mike wrote:https://picasaweb.google.com/102783942466231251677/20120929IKERetreat?authuser=0&feat=directlink#


If there are any shots in my Picasa album that you'd like to have on the IKE Facebook page (or elsewhere), you have my explicit permission to download and reuse!

Re: 2nd Annual IKE Retreat! Sept 29-30

Posted: Mon, Oct 01 2012, 03:11 PM
by goestoeleven
Thanks Kitevoice!! Nice photos & video!

Re: 2nd Annual IKE Retreat! Sept 29-30

Posted: Mon, Oct 01 2012, 03:19 PM
by KiteVoice
goestoeleven wrote:Thanks Kitevoice!! Nice photos & video!


You're welcome, 11. I hope you can use some of the shots in your presentation to the kite collector's widow.

And be sure to let me know when you're ready to get rid of some of those kites ... I might be interested in relieving you of one, depending on the price!

Re: 2nd Annual IKE Retreat! Sept 29-30

Posted: Mon, Oct 01 2012, 04:22 PM
by kitecollective
Oh, I missed this entirely! I will be on the look out for future flights!

Re: 2nd Annual IKE Retreat! Sept 29-30

Posted: Mon, Oct 01 2012, 08:44 PM
by Trigger
ok, here are some of my pics.

https://plus.google.com/115183105510317 ... EMXGxUAwx6

hope that link works ;)

Re: 2nd Annual IKE Retreat! Sept 29-30

Posted: Mon, Oct 01 2012, 09:39 PM
by KiteVoice
Cool pics, Trigger. What's the story behind the little puppet guy?

Re: 2nd Annual IKE Retreat! Sept 29-30

Posted: Tue, Oct 02 2012, 10:37 AM
by Trigger
Stan is a man of the world... he travels from household to household(usually family and close friends) and goes on trips and adventures with them. He has been photographed all over the world and the pictures are sent back to a young family member with a short description of each adventure to be collected into a book sometimes as a report for school.

you have not truly seen the world until you have been to an IKE EVENT! and flown on a REV!

Re: 2nd Annual IKE Retreat! Sept 29-30

Posted: Tue, Oct 02 2012, 11:36 AM
by zero1199
Hi everyone it was nice meeting everybody and it was nice seeing the people that I've already Met. I had a great time, can't wait for next year. Wanted thanks Mike For loaning me his vented THANKS.

Re: 2nd Annual IKE Retreat! Sept 29-30

Posted: Tue, Oct 02 2012, 12:15 PM
by Mike
Trigger:nice photos, I especially like the view from the top of the dunes. My nephew's Flat Stanley also took a ride on a rev :)

Re: 2nd Annual IKE Retreat! Sept 29-30

Posted: Tue, Oct 02 2012, 01:04 PM
by makatakam
Had a great time flying with all the new and old faces. Good kites, good times, really great people. Thanks to everyone who made it and made it possible. Is it too early to reserve for next year? If we start planning it now then .......

Re: 2nd Annual IKE Retreat! Sept 29-30

Posted: Tue, Oct 02 2012, 01:58 PM
by TMadz
Thanks to everyone for the camaderie, flying and fun. My son Brendan had a great time and was excited to fly a Rev. He did well since he wasn't ruined by dual line hand movements like me. He's been asking for Rev now. This is what is happening to my...

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wallet. :shock:

Just kidding. Maybe we'll have a rev in the house to fly with people at the next club fly.
We're already marking off the last weekend of September for next year. :thanks:


Todd

Re: 2nd Annual IKE Retreat! Sept 29-30

Posted: Tue, Oct 02 2012, 02:10 PM
by Jeepster
Well, if we're planning for next year already, how about bumping it up a little bit to the 21st and 22nd of September. That's guessing that the Quad Cities kite festival will not find another James Patten to organize it ... it'll go the way of other small, but really neat festivals.

Oh yes, the bump forward is highly personal ... then I'd be able to attend!!!

Cheers,
Tom

Re: 2nd Annual IKE Retreat! Sept 29-30

Posted: Tue, Oct 02 2012, 02:20 PM
by KiteVoice
Don't think the date has been set yet for the 2013 AKA convention but having IKE one week earlier might improve the chances that people could attend both AKA and IKE. I was going to invite some friends to attend IKE this year until I realized they'd be busy packing for and/or traveling to AKA.

Re: 2nd Annual IKE Retreat! Sept 29-30

Posted: Tue, Oct 02 2012, 03:47 PM
by Mike
That seems ok to me. Tentatively, we'll plan it for 9/21 -9/22. But we'll have to see how it meshes with the Wisconsin and Indiana kite clubs as well as other festivals.

Re: 2nd Annual IKE Retreat! Sept 29-30

Posted: Tue, Oct 02 2012, 04:12 PM
by KiteVoice
Mike wrote:That seems ok to me. Tentatively, we'll plan it for 9/21 -9/22. But we'll have to see how it meshes with the Wisconsin and Indiana kite clubs as well as other festivals.


In fact, there might be some wisdom in waiting until a few months out to find out what date works for the majority of people, as you did this year.

WRT HKS, I can tell you that the Merritt Beck Memorial Fun Fly in Muncie is traditionally the Saturday after Labor Day. IIRC, that was the only September event on the HKS calendar this year. Their (our) Oct. 6 fly this year is probably a one-time thing, since its in conjunction with a company's anniversary celebration (their 25th, IIRC).

I'll let you know when HKS releases its 2013 calendar.