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#1 Theresa

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Posted 12 May 2010 - 10:07 AM

We'll be at Rockaway this weekend, on the Oregon coast. Weather forecast is looking good so far! I'll have 'The Kite Shoppe on Wheels' for this event :)

Hope you can join us!

Here's a link for more info:

http://rockawaybeach...itefestival.htm

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Posted 12 May 2010 - 10:49 AM

I'll be there either on Sat or Sun. Not sure what day.
Whoo-hoo, my first fest of the year.
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Posted 12 May 2010 - 11:47 AM

Theresa

We can't join you at Rockaway, but it holds fond memories for us.

On Father's Day, June 16th, 2001, we were driving down the Oregon coast, and there was a fun fly going on at Rockaway. We walked out onto the beach and saw Bob Serack flying a stack of four Revs. That got our attention. After talking with Bob, he got out a Rev, set it up, and gave me a lesson. After some crashing and burning for an hour or so, we went on our way. After a couple of months of thinking about it, I bought my first Rev. I learned to fly, then Lynn bought herself a Rev, and learned to fly.

That stop at Rockaway changed our lives forever.

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Posted 12 May 2010 - 03:57 PM

That stop at Rockaway changed our lives forever.

Jim


And because of that stopover you two have added to the kite flying experience of many other people, I am glad you guys decided to get involved in this great sport
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#5 Steve de Rooy

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Posted 12 May 2010 - 04:53 PM

See you there... cant wait...

Safe travels everyone.....

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Posted 12 May 2010 - 06:10 PM

Hey.

Could this event be moved to the following weekend? :confused!:

Lynn and I are at Pismo Beach for the biggest, best, vintage travel trailer event on the west coast, going on this week. 243 of the neatest vintage travel trailers on the country.

You all have a great time. If Bob Serack shows up, Tell him it's all his fault. That's what I tell him every time we see him.

Thanks Bob.
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Posted 12 May 2010 - 07:02 PM

Hey.

Could this event be moved to the following weekend? :confused!:

Lynn and I are at Pismo Beach for the biggest, best, vintage travel trailer event on the west coast, going on this week. 243 of the neatest vintage travel trailers on the country.

You all have a great time. If Bob Serack shows up, Tell him it's all his fault. That's what I tell him every time we see him.

Thanks Bob.


Hi Jim!

Yes! Bob will be at Rockaway too! I will be sure and tell him hello from you and Lynn :)

see you in August if not before :)

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Posted 13 May 2010 - 05:45 AM

Ah, what a nice place.

Historic for me as that's where I first dropped some big money on a pair of "real" kites. I bought a pair of TC Ultras at a time when the Can/US exchange on the dollar was skyhigh. A standard and an SUL (which, I still have!) The SUL got broken roughly 10 minutes later when I closed the trunk of my car, neatly clipping the tips off the kite. Robin Leora, who ran the store there at that time, then promptly fixed it up!
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Posted 13 May 2010 - 06:14 AM

Ah, what a nice place.

Historic for me as that's where I first dropped some big money on a pair of "real" kites. I bought a pair of TC Ultras at a time when the Can/US exchange on the dollar was skyhigh. A standard and an SUL (which, I still have!) The SUL got broken roughly 10 minutes later when I closed the trunk of my car, neatly clipping the tips off the kite. Robin Leora, who ran the store there at that time, then promptly fixed it up!


Boy those are ancient kites :devil: :w00t:

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Posted 13 May 2010 - 07:30 AM

Well, not as old as you but, yes, the SUL is certainly a little dusty these days. :D
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Posted 09 May 2011 - 01:36 PM

We'll be heading to Rockaway Beach this weekend, May 14th and 15th, 2011!

The Kite Shoppe will have a kite booth set up along with lots of other vendors....A great variety of food booths and craft booths will line the streets and parking lots!

There's a full line up of flyers and activities planned for the weekend!

A few of the attendees:

Barry and Susan Tislow, Bazzer, Bob Serack, Brad Bixby, Bud and Linda Hayes and family, Jerry and Marsha Cannon, Dave Bradley, David and Susie Gomberg, Deb Cooley and Ken Tumminia, Diane Weber, Donna and Ray Hertz, Edward Paulsen, Dave Shattuck, iQuad, Island Quad, Kitelife Magazine, John and TK Barresi, Lindsey Johnson, Lisa Willoughby, Mike Tracy, Penny and Steve Lingenfelter, Phil and Barb Burks, Ronda Brewer, Russ and Diana, Scott Davis, Spencer Watson, Steve Deroy and Willow, Terry Wiggill, The Kite Shoppe, Toby Arndt, Russ and Diana Little, and Amy and Connor Doran.

Rockaway Chamber link:
http://www.chamberor...p?eventid=33028

Northwest Magazine link for Kite Festivals: http://www.northwest..._fly_kite_2.php

AKA calendar link: http://aka.kite.org/...tl.php?EID=5392

Hope to see you there!!

Theresa

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Posted 09 May 2011 - 04:22 PM

Ok, that's a lot of people, but where are we going to park? Posted Image There's a small parking lot, but I understand it'll be taken up by the booths!!! So where do the fliers park?

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Posted 09 May 2011 - 05:03 PM

Have never been there before and can't wait for the event !!!!
It looks like a beautiful spot to fly :)
Many Thanks to Amy for all her efforts
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Posted 09 May 2011 - 05:05 PM

Have never been there before and can't wait for the event !!!!
It looks like a beautiful spot to fly :)
Many Thanks to Amy for all her efforts
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Posted 09 May 2011 - 06:15 PM

Unless something comes up, I should see you on Saturday!!! Posted Image


See you there Wayne :) :) :)
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Posted 10 May 2011 - 04:53 AM

Sounds like an awesome time!!!!!!!!
Have fun one and all!!!!!!

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Posted 12 May 2011 - 02:49 AM

Can't wait, going to be a great weekend. :)

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Posted 15 May 2011 - 10:45 AM

Can't speak for everyone, but I had a great time on Saturday!!! Saw a lot of old and new friends, got some tips on flying (thanks Terry), In general - had a blast!! See everyone at Lincoln City in June!!!Posted Image

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Posted 16 May 2011 - 06:08 PM

Thanks to everyone for coming to Rockaway! It was great to see everyone.. a dose of family...just what we needed!
hugs,
Amy and Connor

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Posted 16 May 2011 - 08:34 PM

AWESOME event Amy, Jack, and everyone else who was organizing... KILLER group of fliers too, A+++ all the way around. :)

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