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Title: 26 Annual Great Lakes Kite Festival
Post by: Grant L on April 17, 2014, 05:00 PM
26th Annual Great Lakes Kite Festival (http://www.mackite.com/glskc.htm?utm_source=MACkite+Toy+%26+Surf+Shop&utm_campaign=2545ceea3e-NKM-MKC&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_7d9085b2cf-2545ceea3e-8952077)
Grand haven, MI is a great place to fly for us Mid-westerners. A great festival in a nice, family friendly town. This has been a family event for my family for years and we always look forward to it. I'll be flying just south of the shower house. Look for my Spikey  ( old photo but still one of my favorites!) :) :) :)

(http://www.mackite.com/art/glkf04/glkf117.jpg)


Title: Re: 26 Annual Great Lakes Kite Festival
Post by: trigger on April 17, 2014, 05:49 PM
GLKF certainly changed my life for the past 3yrs!!! Previously a gearhead, now I know where every flag is in a 50mile radius!  We have our room reserved for friday and saturday night at the days inn.  Anyone who can make it should!  Beautiful downtown with great food and shopping.

Hope to see some of you there

Jim


Title: Re: 26 Annual Great Lakes Kite Festival
Post by: goestoeleven on April 17, 2014, 07:14 PM
Previously a gearhead . . . . 

Jim

Oh, I think you might still be a gearhead . . . .  ;D

Don't know whether I'll be able to make it this year or not, but if I'm around I'll make it for at least a day . . .


Title: Re: 26 Annual Great Lakes Kite Festival
Post by: Tmadz on April 17, 2014, 08:00 PM
I'm trying to make it for the weekend, but might just be a day trip. Hope to see you Jim.


Title: Re: 26 Annual Great Lakes Kite Festival
Post by: trigger on April 17, 2014, 08:20 PM
That would be great Todd!

On the road all day now, seeing all the summer cars coming out, think i may need to get MARILYN back on the road :)


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Title: Re: 26 Annual Great Lakes Kite Festival
Post by: KiteVoice on April 18, 2014, 08:31 AM
The lovely wife and I have reservations for Friday and Saturday nights at our usual spot across the road from the beach. Looking forward to seeing some of you on the sand.

Like Trigger, this event changed our lives ... we stumbled on it four or five years ago, having never seen a kite festival of any size in our entire lives. Now, we both fly sport kites and volunteer at events (I serve as PA announcer at some).


Title: Re: 26 Annual Great Lakes Kite Festival
Post by: goestoeleven on April 18, 2014, 08:31 PM
That would be great Todd!

On the road all day now, seeing all the summer cars coming out, think i may need to get MARILYN back on the road :)


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I smell . . . a gearhead  8)


Title: Re: 26 Annual Great Lakes Kite Festival
Post by: trigger on April 18, 2014, 10:09 PM
i smell a.... you better get your IKEr butt to Grand Haven... whoopin'

And when is that fancy September meet gonna get set in stone MR. Calender man?   ???  ;D


Title: Re: 26 Annual Great Lakes Kite Festival
Post by: stapp59 on April 19, 2014, 04:26 AM
As a warmer for GH, Hoosier kites posted a notice for next weekend:

International kite teams to perform in Shipshewana SHIPSHEWANA IN -- Kites will soar over the Shipshewana skies during the fourth annual Kite Komotion Clinic and Festival April 26. The festival will run from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Shipshewana Event Center/Hostetler's Hudson Auto Museum.

I understand there's something that weekend also at Michigan City?

Does Marilyn refer to a car, motorcycle, bicycle, or horse?  ;)


Title: Re: 26 Annual Great Lakes Kite Festival
Post by: trigger on April 19, 2014, 05:12 AM
Marilyn is a car, just like Marilyn Monroe's white dress. Yea, old girlfriend named her and it stuck.

Thanks for posting Kite Komotion info. I will be there w/o family, then sunday will be a family affair.


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Title: Re: 26 Annual Great Lakes Kite Festival
Post by: stapp59 on May 01, 2014, 02:59 AM
Just reserved a room for Sat night so I get to spend all day Sat and Sun flying kites on the beach! Should be fun...


Title: Re: 26 Annual Great Lakes Kite Festival
Post by: adx1592 on May 04, 2014, 03:33 PM
I'll be here friday-sat-sun!! I am so excited to be back, its ridiculous. Haven't been in 3 years.

See you all there!


Title: 26 Annual Great Lakes Kite Festival
Post by: KiteVoice on May 16, 2014, 04:38 PM
Arrived this afternoon. Got to fly ADX1592's latest prototype!


Title: Re: 26 Annual Great Lakes Kite Festival
Post by: stapp59 on May 16, 2014, 08:00 PM
Will be up there early AM.


Title: Re: 26 Annual Great Lakes Kite Festival
Post by: trigger on May 16, 2014, 09:22 PM
on the beach about 8am!  8)


Title: Re: 26 Annual Great Lakes Kite Festival
Post by: KiteVoice on May 17, 2014, 07:23 AM
8 am? Uh .... No. 10:30, maybe


Title: Re: 26 Annual Great Lakes Kite Festival
Post by: KiteVoice on May 18, 2014, 06:35 AM
Very windy today and chilly but a tiny bit warner than yesterday.