Decatur April 24th And 25th 2010

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Decatur April 24th And 25th 2010

Postby chicagokite » Fri, Mar 19 2010, 09:21 AM

Hey all

Decatur this year has moved back to the Progress City Just north of Richland College! 10-4
This event has been growing every year And we should show suport for it Since One of your own memebers Lives and works there Paul.
Thanks David

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Re: Decatur April 24th And 25th 2010

Postby Knoted4ever » Sun, Mar 21 2010, 02:22 AM

i'll be there... should be a lot of fun! :up:
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Re: Decatur April 24th And 25th 2010

Postby BillLamm » Mon, Mar 22 2010, 10:07 PM

It is on our calender (in pencil) but nothing else with it yet... my mom lives in Decatur so I get a great B&B rate 8)

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Re: Decatur April 24th And 25th 2010

Postby Jeepster » Mon, Mar 22 2010, 10:17 PM

Sure wouldn't miss Paul's Party! I'll be there both days. I've got a kite now for the winds of April in Decatur, so let the fun begin!

Cheers,
Tom

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Re: Decatur April 24th And 25th 2010

Postby Mike » Tue, Mar 23 2010, 07:16 AM

I can't be there Saturday, I might make Sunday.
Sunday's my birthday, so I expect a full chorus of singing out on the kite field.
Even if I'm not there, I want to hear it from Grinnell :)

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Re: Decatur April 24th And 25th 2010

Postby RevJB » Tue, Mar 23 2010, 11:41 AM

At a minimum, Chris and I will be there.
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Re: Decatur April 24th And 25th 2010

Postby Knoted4ever » Mon, Apr 19 2010, 10:34 PM

Mike wrote:I can't be there Saturday, I might make Sunday.
Sunday's my birthday, so I expect a full chorus of singing out on the kite field.
Even if I'm not there, I want to hear it from Grinnell :)



Well have a banana/tomato birthday cake for you.

You must eat it all.
Tom P.

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Re: Decatur April 24th And 25th 2010

Postby Mike » Tue, Apr 20 2010, 08:28 AM

Only if they put sprinkles on the tomato!

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Re: Decatur April 24th And 25th 2010

Postby BillLamm » Tue, Apr 20 2010, 08:45 PM

sounds like a nasty weekend for kites in Decatur?? talked tomy mother who lives there earlier... and wunderground.com seams to agree with her (sigh)

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Re: Decatur April 24th And 25th 2010

Postby Mike » Tue, Apr 20 2010, 08:53 PM

It's too early to say, weather forecasts are very often wrong this far out.
Heck, they've often been wrong the morning of a festival.

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Re: Decatur April 24th And 25th 2010

Postby BillLamm » Thu, Apr 22 2010, 05:54 PM

Mike wrote:It's too early to say, weather forecasts are very often wrong this far out.
Heck, they've often been wrong the morning of a festival.


Well... looks like I am going to Missouri to see the in laws... dad is going to Oregon this summer and wants us to do some work around the property (for money :up: how long are people flying on Sunday?? chances are we will be staying at my mom's in Decatur on Sunday... probably getting in town mid day...

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Re: Decatur April 24th And 25th 2010

Postby Knoted4ever » Thu, Apr 22 2010, 06:32 PM

We'll have fun anyway! :up:

from B. J. Thomas:


Raindrops keep fallin' on my head
And just like the guy whose feet are too big for his bed
Nothin' seems to fit
Those raindrops are fallin' on my head, they keep fallin'

So I just did me some talkin' to the sun
And I said I didn't like the way he got things done
Sleepin' on the job
Those raindrops are fallin' on my head, they keep fallin'

But there's one thing I know
The blues they send to meet me won't defeat me
It won't be long till happiness steps up to greet me

Raindrops keep fallin' on my head
But that doesn't mean my eyes will soon be turnin' red
Cryin's not for me
'Cause I'm never gonna stop the rain by complainin'
Because I'm free
Nothin's worryin' me

[trumpet]

It won't be long till happiness steps up to greet me

Raindrops keep fallin' on my head
But that doesn't mean my eyes will soon be turnin' red
Cryin's not for me
'Cause I'm never gonna stop the rain by complainin'
Because I'm free
Nothin's worryin' me
Tom P.

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Re: Decatur April 24th And 25th 2010

Postby Jeepster » Fri, Apr 23 2010, 11:18 AM

Looks like Gene Kelley music will be needed this week end ... Singing in the Rain.

By going back to the 2008 kite festival write up, I found this map for the location of the festival. Use this address on your GPS to get close ... 4275 East Mound Road, Decatur, Il 62526

Cheers,
Tom
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Re: Decatur April 24th And 25th 2010

Postby Jeepster » Sun, Apr 25 2010, 01:41 PM

The rain gods were kind to us on Saturday, but not Sunday.

Saturday saw Big Mike, Nick, Chris and Jeepster team flying all day. John spent his time flying and chasing off the kids with free kites trying to get in on the team flying ... we finally roped off an area and that cleared up the problems. Zack spent the day watching the weather on his cell phone. His worries finally bore fruit at about 3:00pm ... it poured like crazy. Luckily we had the kite equipment picked up and were back at the hotel when it hit. Tom P. flew one of his "bad weather" dual lines kites off and on during the day ... even did some instructing. Paul launched his new (so new he hadn't even paid for it yet) SLK late in the day. He also took care of delivering some Krekle burgers for lunch ... Thanks Paul.

We packed to go home on Sunday morning, but showed up at the field just the same. With no wind and a constant drizzle, the organizers canceled the event for Sunday.

Cheers,
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Re: Decatur April 24th And 25th 2010

Postby Mike » Sun, Apr 25 2010, 07:47 PM

Thanks for the update Tom.

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Re: Decatur April 24th And 25th 2010

Postby RevJB » Sun, Apr 25 2010, 11:16 PM

One good day of flying.

The festival had an interesting display of Hi-Flier memorabilia. The company was founded in 1920 in Decatur. They had photos, plates used in printing kites, as well as a few kites.

180GO! flew well with Big Mike doing the calls. Nick and Chris did kite play with the small kids and Jeepster taught two big kids how to fly a Rev. Paul had the Hawaiian giving him a workout and almost launched his new line laundry late in the day.

Thanks to Paul and his cousin for lunch. :thanks:

I took some pictures and will send to AKA as well.


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Re: Decatur April 24th And 25th 2010

Postby Mike » Mon, Apr 26 2010, 08:58 AM

Really nice photos John. Thanks for sending them to our RD/AKA

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Re: Decatur April 24th And 25th 2010

Postby SkyWalker » Tue, Apr 27 2010, 12:22 AM

Mike wrote:I can't be there Saturday, I might make Sunday.
Sunday's my birthday, so I expect a full chorus of singing out on the kite field.
Even if I'm not there, I want to hear it from Grinnell :)



Happy Birthday Mike!!! Hope you got to do something special...


get 'high' on kites,

Jeff

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Re: Decatur April 24th And 25th 2010

Postby SkyWalker » Tue, Apr 27 2010, 12:40 AM

RevJB wrote:One good day of flying.

The festival had an interesting display of Hi-Flier memorabilia. The company was founded in 1920 in Decatur. They had photos, plates used in printing kites, as well as a few kites.

180GO! flew well with Big Mike doing the calls. Nick and Chris did kite play with the small kids and Jeepster taught two big kids how to fly a Rev. Paul had the Hawaiian giving him a workout and almost launched his new line laundry late in the day.

Thanks to Paul and his cousin for lunch. :thanks:

I took some pictures and will send to AKA as well.


Did Paul end up buying the smaller or the larger version of the Willi Koch 'Mega Mesh Bol' ?? I have the BIG one and so far have had problems with trying to keep the darned thing inflated. Looks GREAT when it's up...but it tends to luft way too often for this guy (don't have the patience to sit there all day & babysit the thing). Have given some thought to putting a looonger bridle on the thing to see if that'll help at all.

get 'high' on kites,

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Re: Decatur April 24th And 25th 2010

Postby BillLamm » Wed, Apr 28 2010, 08:20 AM

I was bummed to miss this Festival... I ended up flooded in at my in laws place in Missouri.. but I flew my kites in Decatur for a little bit on Tuesday 8)


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