Family Kite Festival--Milwaukee-May 23-24

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Family Kite Festival--Milwaukee-May 23-24

Postby Mike » Thu, Apr 30 2009, 04:15 PM

Family Kite Festival
May 23 - 24
on the lake at Veterans Park in Milwaukee, WI
Click on the Maps link at the top of this page to find the festival. (or click here)

Saturday from 10 - 6.
Sunday from 10 - 5.
Free Parking

1000's of spectators, continuous demos, free sport kite lessons, giant kites, tons of fun!

PLUS: If you are a member of IKE, Scott Fisher (the organizer) will buy you lunch!

The official hotel will be the Comfort Inn, but you want to wait to book until Scott gets a kiter's discount worked out.

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Re: Family Kite Festival--Milwaukee-May 23-24

Postby Mike » Thu, Apr 30 2009, 04:17 PM

ROLL CALL!

I'll be there!
I'll be leaving my house before the crack of dawn on Saturday, returning home on Sunday after the show.

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Re: Family Kite Festival--Milwaukee-May 23-24

Postby prairierose » Fri, May 01 2009, 12:01 AM

I'm game!

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Re: Family Kite Festival--Milwaukee-May 23-24

Postby TeamTrejo » Fri, May 01 2009, 05:33 AM

Me Too!

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Re: Family Kite Festival--Milwaukee-May 23-24

Postby Jynx » Sat, May 02 2009, 03:01 PM

Count me in! (Of course!)
Hopefully I will be helping Brett (the KIte Whisperer) get some people flying revs on the north-end...
Looking forward to seeing all of you, there! HERE!
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Re: Family Kite Festival--Milwaukee-May 23-24

Postby BillLamm » Sat, May 02 2009, 08:42 PM

I think I got this one slid into the schedule??? Kenosha should be a short enough commute as well...

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Re: Family Kite Festival--Milwaukee-May 23-24

Postby Mike » Tue, May 19 2009, 09:40 AM

From Scott Fisher:

It is almost time for the Family Kite Festival.
Our sponsor hotel is the Comfort Suite and Inn, right up on the hill above Veterans Park. The actual
address is 916 East State Street, and the phone number is 414/276-8800.
The special room rate is only $89.95. Make sure you mention the FAMILY KITE
FESTIVAL to get that rate.

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Re: Family Kite Festival--Milwaukee-May 23-24

Postby BillLamm » Tue, May 19 2009, 10:59 PM

BillLamm wrote:I think I got this one slid into the schedule??? Kenosha should be a short enough commute as well...


Keno is still in the plans but Friday my son has surgery on his knee... don't think anybody in this house is going to Milwaukee :doc:

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Re: Family Kite Festival--Milwaukee-May 23-24

Postby Mike » Wed, May 20 2009, 12:34 AM

Best of luck with the surgery.

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Re: Family Kite Festival--Milwaukee-May 23-24

Postby Jeff » Sat, May 23 2009, 09:20 PM

For anyone that wants to peek in, here's the webcam of the field.

http://www.giftofwings.com/cam.html
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Re: Family Kite Festival--Milwaukee-May 23-24

Postby BillLamm » Sun, May 24 2009, 06:23 PM

Mike wrote:Best of luck with the surgery.


Thank you... all went well.. only had to work on the ACL.. the MCL had reattached itself and is doing fine... maybe I will drag his gimpy butt up to Kenosha...

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Re: Family Kite Festival--Milwaukee-May 23-24

Postby Jynx » Mon, May 25 2009, 01:25 AM

180GO Wowed the crowd here in Milwaukee!

Thanks to Mike, Rose, Isaac, and Jeff for your WINDerful performances! :Logo180GO!:

Hope you enjoy... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=45V5r61xzMc

You guys (and Rose too) are top-notch fliers... and more important, top-notch people all around! I'm so honored to be able to call you friends!

AND... Thanks to Isaac for the pizza party! Yummmmmmmmm!
(Jeff: I still say we could have finished those last four pieces!)
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Re: Family Kite Festival--Milwaukee-May 23-24

Postby Mike » Mon, May 25 2009, 09:37 AM

Thanks for the video Jynx!
I like the close up of the team at 2:50. You can see us tensing up for the big burst...then pow!

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Re: Family Kite Festival--Milwaukee-May 23-24

Postby TeamTrejo » Mon, May 25 2009, 09:43 PM

Great vid Jynx!

Thanks a bunch.

BTW do have any footage of the Brick House routine? I thought we looked pretty tight on that one.

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Re: Family Kite Festival--Milwaukee-May 23-24

Postby Jynx » Mon, May 25 2009, 11:44 PM

TeamTrejo wrote:Great vid Jynx!

Thanks a bunch.

BTW do have any footage of the Brick House routine? I thought we looked pretty tight on that one.

Wish I had taken a break from the demo area for that one. I caught the performance but didn't have my camera... DANG!
Well... thought you guys (and gal) looked very tight, and did an incredible job, on this one!

Hope to see you all in Naperville! More pizza anyone?
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Re: Family Kite Festival--Milwaukee-May 23-24

Postby Jynx » Tue, May 26 2009, 02:46 AM

Here's one of Chicago Fire's performance at the Milwaukee Festival...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hByxpME_sUg
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Re: Family Kite Festival--Milwaukee-May 23-24

Postby Mike » Tue, May 26 2009, 06:06 AM

Jynx wrote:
TeamTrejo wrote:Hope to see you all in Naperville! More pizza anyone?

Ha! We may actually get more Pizza at Naperville too! Last we year we had a great time at Lou Malnati's Pizzeria courtesy of the festival organizers.

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Re: Family Kite Festival--Milwaukee-May 23-24

Postby Babbman » Tue, May 26 2009, 09:22 AM

pizza & kites seems to go together very well...

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Re: Family Kite Festival--Milwaukee-May 23-24

Postby Jeepster » Tue, May 26 2009, 09:37 AM

Babbman wrote:pizza & kites seems to go together very well...


Hmmmm ... could that be a new Babbman masterpiece Rev??? The series could include thin crust (SUL) and deep dish (full vent) ... pepperoni would be a given, but all the other ingredients would define the series. No two alike!!!

Cheers,
Tom

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Re: Family Kite Festival--Milwaukee-May 23-24

Postby Jeff » Tue, May 26 2009, 10:12 AM

TeamTrejo wrote:Great vid Jynx!

Thanks a bunch.

BTW do have any footage of the Brick House routine? I thought we looked pretty tight on that one.

That's the one I'd like to see too. I was happy with how we did, but I thought we got better as the day went on.

That was neat when we were doing the "walking" at the start of the last routine. I could hear laughing from the crowd despite my earpiece and the wind noise. Lots of spectators there on Sunday.
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