Kite Party 2013 - March 9-10 - Huntington Beach

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Kite Party 2013 - March 9-10 - Huntington Beach

Postby goestoeleven » Sun, Oct 21 2012, 12:47 AM

So . . . I saw in another thread that Mike has booked flights for KP 11.

I'd like to go as well . . . I'd probably fly out the morning of the 8th, and back late afternoon on the 11th. Possibly into/out of LAX as the airfare is better and the flights are more likely to be nonstop (at least on the airlines I tend to fly or where I have points).

Anybody else?

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Re: Kite Party 2013 - March 9-10 - Huntington Beach

Postby Mike » Sun, Oct 21 2012, 11:36 AM

I'm flying out Wednesday night, and I'll be there for around 10 days visiting family as well as flying kites. Fern is coming with me.
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Re: Kite Party 2013 - March 9-10 - Huntington Beach

Postby Jim Foster » Sun, Oct 21 2012, 12:52 PM

Lynn and I plan to start flying at Huntington Beach on Wednesday before KP and fly there every day through Monday or perhaps Tuesday afterward.

This will be our tenth year. Always a fun time.
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Re: Kite Party 2013 - March 9-10 - Huntington Beach

Postby Jynx » Sun, Oct 21 2012, 08:53 PM

Not this year! :(
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Re: Kite Party 2013 - March 9-10 - Huntington Beach

Postby goestoeleven » Tue, Nov 20 2012, 10:23 PM

Well, I now have my flights out . . . and back. So it looks like I won't be staying there forever. For those of you who missed my post in another thread, I booked a flight to LA, but no return as I had a voucher I had to use up or lose. Now I have a return on Monday evening. Unfortunately, into and out of LAX since it was quite a bit less expensive than SNA. Still way more than last year's flights.

Anybody else going?

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Re: Kite Party 2013 - March 9-10 - Huntington Beach

Postby goestoeleven » Mon, Feb 11 2013, 09:13 PM

. . . . and . . . change of plans . . . I will (most likely) miss this year :(

We are finishing up cub scouts, and my son is joining boy scouts. His first weekend multi-night camping trip with the scouts is the same weekend as KP . . . and he (and my wife) really want me to go on the camping trip.

:jester: On the plus side, missing KP will save me a bunch of money since I'll miss the auction :jester: . . . . last year was costly (but not on a per-sail basis) :oops: Seems like I like to buy kites in bulk . . . :oops:

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Re: Kite Party 2013 - March 9-10 - Huntington Beach

Postby Mike » Tue, Feb 12 2013, 07:27 AM

And then there was one... Looks like I'm the only Illinoisan (?) that's going this year. That'll be a first.

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Postby goestoeleven » Tue, Feb 12 2013, 07:35 AM

For some reason (maybe another forum) I thought Jeepster was going, but I'm not sure.

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Postby Jeepster » Tue, Feb 12 2013, 08:17 AM

Mike wrote:And then there was one... Looks like I'm the only Illinoisan (?) that's going this year. That'll be a first.


Pardon me!!!

Yes, Jo Ann and I will be there. Will arrive on Wednesday and depart late Monday or early Tuesday.

Cheers,
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Re: Kite Party 2013 - March 9-10 - Huntington Beach

Postby goestoeleven » Tue, Feb 12 2013, 11:59 AM

Sorry I can't make it guys. I'd really like to go, but to be honest, I also really want to go camping with my son. We're reaching that point in time where he's going to grow up & start doing more things on his own. Some of the other dads in scouting have told me that in a year or two, he probably won't want me on the camping trips at all, because he'll be more interesting in hanging out with his buddies . . . so I'm going camping with him while we can still enjoy it. Hopefully he'll always want me to go, but there are no guarantees . . .

I wish you all good winds & great SoCal weather that weekend. Maybe I'll bring a kite or two on the camping trip.

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Re: Kite Party 2013 - March 9-10 - Huntington Beach

Postby Mike » Tue, Feb 12 2013, 12:11 PM

Steve, I would totally do the same in your shoes. Have fun on the campout!

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Re: Kite Party 2013 - March 9-10 - Huntington Beach

Postby Jim Foster » Mon, Mar 04 2013, 09:47 PM

Lynn and I flew at Huntington this afternoon. Wind was a little low, but just fine for suls. We were able to do anything we wanted for nearly two hours.

Supposed to get a little rain in the next few days, but should be very little, and over by the weekend. Wind is predicted to be good during KP.

We plan to go back tomorrow.

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Re: Kite Party 2013 - March 9-10 - Huntington Beach

Postby goestoeleven » Mon, Mar 04 2013, 09:57 PM

Good for you guys - have a great week!

I doubt I will get to fly anything this weekend. Just looked at the map of the boy scout camp, and it's all trees - no open fields except maybe some muddy farm fields outside the camp. I'll bring some kites anyway - and some short lines - but doubt I'll get to use them.

Enjoy the beach.

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Re: Kite Party 2013 - March 9-10 - Huntington Beach

Postby Jynx » Tue, Mar 05 2013, 08:29 PM

Wishing ALL of you/s attending the Non-Fest a WINDerFULL Time!!!! 8-)

You'll have to Party-On a little extra to make-up for those of us that couldn't! :up:
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Re: Kite Party 2013 - March 9-10 - Huntington Beach

Postby Mike » Tue, Mar 05 2013, 09:46 PM

Jynx wrote:Wishing ALL of you/s attending the Non-Fest a WINDerFULL Time!!!! 8-)

You'll have to Party-On a little extra to make-up for those of us that couldn't! :up:

Will do!

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Re: Kite Party 2013 - March 9-10 - Huntington Beach

Postby Jim Foster » Fri, Mar 08 2013, 10:44 PM

We worked Mike hard, and he did great, leading us all a good part of the afternoon. Great start to the party.

After rain and crazy wind in the morning, the afternoon brought sun and nice flying.

Dave set up a Kite Party cam here:

http://www.hbcams.com/live/kiteparty.html

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Re: Kite Party 2013 - March 9-10 - Huntington Beach

Postby KiteVoice » Sat, Mar 09 2013, 11:22 AM

Too cool. Thanks for sharing the cam link.
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Re: Kite Party 2013 - March 9-10 - Huntington Beach

Postby Jim Foster » Sat, Mar 09 2013, 09:09 PM

Another great day at KP

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Re: Kite Party 2013 - March 9-10 - Huntington Beach

Postby Jynx » Sun, Mar 10 2013, 12:42 PM

Been (cam) watching you MIKE... from IKE! :up:

Lookin' Good! ...Have some extra fun for all of us there, sadly, in spirit only! :clap

...and a HI out to KP-Dave! :-D
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Re: Kite Party 2013 - March 9-10 - Huntington Beach

Postby KiteVoice » Sun, Mar 10 2013, 02:17 PM

Me too. Envious. Although weather here right now is 55 deg 10 mph, so I think I'm about to see if I can find a field that's not too soggy to fly in! I'm itching to get something in the air!
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