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#21 windwizard2

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Posted 10 April 2011 - 07:28 PM

Me, I'm going!!!!


Hi all, first time on the forum. My wife and I plan to attend the festival for the first time this year. What suggestions do you have for lodging. Definitely want to reserve a room soon.
Looking forward to a great festival.

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Posted 28 April 2011 - 09:01 PM

Hi all, first time on the forum. My wife and I plan to attend the festival for the first time this year. What suggestions do you have for lodging. Definitely want to reserve a room soon.
Looking forward to a great festival.


Well, I've never been there myself . . . . but there's always a 1st time (for me as well), thanks to frequent flyer miles.

I ended up using vrbo.com. Afterwards, I found this site, which has links to lodging for the area: http://www.funbeach.com/

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Posted 01 May 2011 - 08:28 AM

The wife and I are looking at a nearby hotel with two beds, we may be able to book it and offer the second bed as a way to share costs. It would be available the whole week, (Sunday night to the following Saturday night, checkout Sunday morning) It is at a pet friendly hotel, and we will have Scotty, our Wheaton Scottish Terrier with us. He is a good puppy, and generally not too barky, but he will alert on people outside the room door on occasion. If you are OK with a dog in the room, PM me, the wife would love to know if anyone is interested.........
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Posted 02 May 2011 - 08:11 AM

The wife and I are looking at a nearby hotel with two beds, we may be able to book it and offer the second bed as a way to share costs. It would be available the whole week, (Sunday night to the following Saturday night, checkout Sunday morning) It is at a pet friendly hotel, and we will have Scotty, our Wheaton Scottish Terrier with us. He is a good puppy, and generally not too barky, but he will alert on people outside the room door on occasion. If you are OK with a dog in the room, PM me, the wife would love to know if anyone is interested.........


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Posted 04 June 2011 - 11:04 AM

I still have the bed available, if anyone is interested. I have booked a room for the entire week, the hotel is on the Bolstad Approch within a very short walk of the festival. PM me for more info.........
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Posted 29 June 2011 - 05:40 PM

Just because I think it would be Something nice to see. Is it possible to create a member update-able list of those that are planning on attending this WSIKF?? That way, anyone wanting to know who else on the Forum that is attending, can just hit the list, as easily see, instead of having to read through pages of threads to find out.. Just a thought.. I don't know how much is possible in forum page design, as I have never managed a forum website before.
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Posted 29 June 2011 - 07:00 PM

Definitely a must to set your reservations early. Where we stay has only 9 rooms on 3 floors and books fast, so we set ours usually as we're checking out the previous year. Last year was great for us with the quad field being on our end. Would've been better if I knew how to fly then, so this year... here I come Posted Image!


Hope to see a lot of you there.

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Posted 29 June 2011 - 07:33 PM

Ah, but half the fun is reading the threads. Just kidding. I think it's a good idea, but maybe a lot of work for the mods as I think you can only edit your own posts. Maybe if there was an "official" thread for each festival, and then anyone attending could post just a short RSVP. I think you'd still need someone moderating to turn the replies into a concise list at the beginning or end of the thread - kind of like the global rev count thread that everyone posts to and is periodically totaled by one of the moderators.

So, is it a sign that you have an addiction if you just started flying revs last August . . . and this year you make plans to go to WSIKF on the chance that you'll get to fly in a Mega fly and meet & fly with tons of other Rev flyers? No, not at all. No addiction here . . . mid life crisis, on the other hand, maybe.If this is how it manifests, well, I can live with the cost of kites. A lot less expensive than some of the alternative manifestations . . .

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Posted 29 June 2011 - 08:08 PM

I can live with the cost of kites. A lot less expensive than some of the alternative manifestations . . .


Like Flight school, sky diving, paragliding and hang gliding, motorcycles, SCUBA diving, Photography, travel, guns, archery (mind you, the bow that I want is $1,400.USD) or stunt driving school, or even racing. Oooooh... tuners, and drifting.. fun!!



Random question, will they permit camping out on the beach during this event? If I can make it, a hotel will be out of the question.
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Posted 29 June 2011 - 08:37 PM

No camping on the beach, but there is camping nearby (check out "Wildwoods Campground")... Also, folks may be willing to share a room or campsite if you inquire here. ;)

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Posted 30 June 2011 - 08:15 PM

Like Flight school, sky diving, paragliding and hang gliding, motorcycles, SCUBA diving, Photography, travel, guns, archery (mind you, the bow that I want is $1,400.USD) or stunt driving school, or even racing. Oooooh... tuners, and drifting.. fun!!


For a guy who looks like he's not even close to a midlife crisis yet . . . . you have a lot of expensive hobbies. Of course, "expensive" is always relative . . . and kite flying is low cost . . . once the bag is full (the bag is never full). You didn't even mention the hawks. When do you find time for work?

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Posted 01 July 2011 - 07:35 AM

Like Flight school, sky diving, paragliding and hang gliding, motorcycles, SCUBA diving, Photography, travel, guns, archery (mind you, the bow that I want is $1,400.USD) or stunt driving school, or even racing. Oooooh... tuners, and drifting.. fun!!



Random question, will they permit camping out on the beach during this event? If I can make it, a hotel will be out of the question.




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Posted 01 July 2011 - 08:18 AM

There is a good chance I won't be there. Travel plans are quickly unraveling up here. And by unravel I mean falling apart around my ears.

I'm looking at other options, but at this stage of the game it is tough to come up with an affordable alternative to the travel and I won't make a 22 hour drive alone.

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Posted 01 July 2011 - 03:52 PM

There is a good chance I won't be there. Travel plans are quickly unraveling up here. And by unravel I mean falling apart around my ears.

I'm looking at other options, but at this stage of the game it is tough to come up with an affordable alternative to the travel and I won't make a 22 hour drive alone.

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I hope that something turns up for you.

22 hours is extreme.

I just did 5 hours to Sunderland. Quite enough for a Friday evening after work...

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Posted 01 July 2011 - 05:04 PM

For a guy who looks like he's not even close to a midlife crisis yet . . . . you have a lot of expensive hobbies. Of course, "expensive" is always relative . . . and kite flying is low cost . . . once the bag is full (the bag is never full). You didn't even mention the hawks. When do you find time for work?


Define "Midlife." No one ever really knows when there times has come. So really, the term is quite relative. As for the Crisis... not so much....... right now anyway. These things are just a few things that I REALLY WISH I could partake in, that due to their extreme expense, I can't afford to do. My Crisis, it if doesn't include a Ferrari, or quitting my job, dropping of the face of the earth, and moving out into the mountains someplace.

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Awesome!! I'll be in touch then. Thank you very much!

There is a good chance I won't be there. Travel plans are quickly unraveling up here. And by unravel I mean falling apart around my ears.
I'm looking at other options, but at this stage of the game it is tough to come up with an affordable alternative to the travel and I won't make a 22 hour drive alone.
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What rout do you normally take?? If I'm able to go, and you go through my area, I would ride with you.
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Posted 01 July 2011 - 07:30 PM

There is a good chance I won't be there. Travel plans are quickly unraveling up here. And by unravel I mean falling apart around my ears.

I'm looking at other options, but at this stage of the game it is tough to come up with an affordable alternative to the travel and I won't make a 22 hour drive alone.

Bart


ahhhhhhh Bart .... It would be a shame not to see at Long Beach. I do hope you can work something out , are Paul and candice coming ???
I get long drive thing ... we were in LIncoln City Last weekend 91/2 hrs including ferries and customs . I can't wait for teleportation.
Keep my fingers crossed that we get to fly together
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Posted 01 July 2011 - 07:42 PM

Such wusses! I routinely do 30-35 hour drives (well, once a year or so). I choose my time so that the end of the drive is at a time when I am normally awake and alert.

I can see that it is time for me to show up unexpectedly at some far-off venue.
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Posted 01 July 2011 - 07:44 PM

Such wusses! I routinely do 30-35 hour drives (well, once a year or so). I choose my time so that the end of the drive is at a time when I am normally awake and alert.

I can see that it is time for me to show up unexpectedly at some far-off venue.


Okay, pick me up along the way over!

I can't even stand 2 hour drives anymore when I'm doing the driving.

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Posted 02 July 2011 - 03:10 AM

Okay, pick me up along the way over!

I can't even stand 2 hour drives anymore when I'm doing the driving.

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I'll keep you in mind. It would probably be short notice, though.


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Posted 02 July 2011 - 11:40 AM

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We are camping a few minutes away from the beach pm me and we can talk .
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With us too Terry. Melanie, Laurel, me and Toby the dog.
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