Memories of the Washington State International Kite Festival August 1989

Sorry about the quality of all photos. Over the years they were video taped then transferred to disc then frame shots were downloaded to file by someone (me) that did not have a clue as to what they were doing. The dates on photos is when I video taped them!

With Dad at the #WSIKF in 1989

Dad (RIP) got interviewed by NPR !

Goal was One Million kites in the air at once, not quite ! only 950,000

confirmed (by estimate) on 28 miles of beach on the

Long Beach Peninsula.

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1989 World Record ~largest kite ever flown. Made by folks from Holland. A backhoe tethered it with 300 volunteer guideline handlers

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When it crashed all ya could see were butts & elbows scampering out of the way, I have never laughed so hard!

I mean how much damage can a 100 pound (or so) mass of rip stop sail cloth do❔

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Dad won the seniors ‘flotsam/jetsam’ kite making contest

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Mt Rainier
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Dad won seniors flotsam/jetsam contest mile long train in background, disappearing into the overcast
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Dad building ‘flotsam/jetsam’ kite
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Dad interviewed by NPR

Japanese guy with mile long trains of penguin kites

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mile long train of penguins

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Japanese guy with 1 mile train of penguin kites
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one of the boxes of penguin kites for the mile long train

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My home made kites

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I found a good spot for flying
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My flag kites
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getting advice from dad
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My kites
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My homemade kites
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My homemade kites
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Spinner
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Kite Museum
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kite museum

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train of ‘stunt’ kites

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photo of post card

Sorry about the quality of all photos. Over the years they were video taped then transferred to disc then frame shots were downloaded to file by someone (me) that did not have a clue as to what they were doing. The dates on photos is when I video taped them!

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One thought on “Memories of the Washington State International Kite Festival August 1989

  1. Washe, I really liked this post about kite flying with your dad. It made me take a moment and pause and do some remembering of my own.

    Also, thank you for reblogging the Woodbury County fair post. I love fairs and always enjoy them.

    Jerry Mennenga

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