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#1 jburka

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Posted 30 July 2012 - 09:52 AM

After a lovely weekend attending the 34th annual Wright Kite Festival at the
Wright Brothers National Memorial in Kill Devil Hills, I was barely on my way home
when the impeller in my car's water pump broke into three pieces, leaving my
car inoperable and me nearly three hundred miles from home.

Through the incredibly gracious help of fellow festival attendees and Rev flyers Jim Cosca and
Dennis Hawley and Deb Zack, who turned around on 158 to come back toward the OBX
and rescue me, I was able to get my car to a service station and then get back home
along with virtually all of my kiting gear so I wouldn't have to risk leaving it in
my car in North Carolina!

The service station was able to fix my car by mid-week, but I was still at a loss as to how
I was going to retrieve it, until Cath and Eliot Shook stepped in and offered to pick
me up at the Norfolk airport and drive me to the service station.

Ben talks a lot about the Family, and this is just another example of how kiters,
and especially Rev flyers, come through for each other. As Cath and I were walking
across the service station's parking lot, she asked, "Do you think Joe had any idea
what he was creating when he invented the Rev?" I don't see how he possibly could have.

So a big thank you to all of you who helped me over the past week or so. You made
my life a heck of a lot easier.

jeff

#2 stevepigeon

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Posted 30 July 2012 - 11:58 AM

i know all those people and they are the best been to shooks shop a few times great store thats what kiting is all about ...family
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Posted 30 July 2012 - 01:00 PM

So sorry about your car... and so thankful to be able to call so many family... hugs..

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Posted 30 July 2012 - 04:32 PM

Great story, great ending!

"Cya in the Sand!....."

"Slack lines are fine lines!"


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Posted 30 July 2012 - 05:57 PM

Great story, great ending!


Exactly!!!!


Must be some good Karma you well deserved! Posted Image

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Posted 31 July 2012 - 09:16 AM

What a great story Jeff, you even made me smile......BenPosted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image

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Posted 31 July 2012 - 10:09 PM

Wow, a smile from Ben, almost worth having your car break down :kid_devlish:

Good to have your family around you though and that it all worked out in the end.

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Posted 01 August 2012 - 12:42 PM

After a lovely weekend attending the 34th annual Wright Kite Festival at the
Wright Brothers National Memorial in Kill Devil Hills, I was barely on my way home
when the impeller in my car's water pump broke into three pieces, leaving my
car inoperable and me nearly three hundred miles from home.

Through the incredibly gracious help of fellow festival attendees and Rev flyers Jim Cosca and
Dennis Hawley and Deb Zack, who turned around on 158 to come back toward the OBX
and rescue me, I was able to get my car to a service station and then get back home
along with virtually all of my kiting gear so I wouldn't have to risk leaving it in
my car in North Carolina!

The service station was able to fix my car by mid-week, but I was still at a loss as to how
I was going to retrieve it, until Cath and Eliot Shook stepped in and offered to pick
me up at the Norfolk airport and drive me to the service station.

Ben talks a lot about the Family, and this is just another example of how kiters,
and especially Rev flyers, come through for each other. As Cath and I were walking
across the service station's parking lot, she asked, "Do you think Joe had any idea
what he was creating when he invented the Rev?" I don't see how he possibly could have.

So a big thank you to all of you who helped me over the past week or so. You made
my life a heck of a lot easier.

jeff



Jeff - Love ya' Friend/Family :kid_content: It's nice to be part of a family made up of people you're not related to!!! (ROFL)

Joe H. - you 'done good' ... Thanks!! (Wish you'd come back for another visit!)

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