RE: [snowkiteidaho] Re: Oktoberfest
Yes, it was great to have had the opportunity to kite with you this winter and help you get the hang of it. I always had a good time kiting around with you! Good luck In Munchen.
Don’t forget to write and tell us of your wild adventures. Maybe J and I will have to come do a kitesite.com episode over there with you.
I never met you Dave but best wishes on going to 'live the dream'. Keep us posted on your adventure.
From: email@example.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] On Behalf Of Eddy
Sent: Tuesday, August 05, 2008 5:22 PM
Subject: [snowkiteidaho] Re: Oktoberfest
Same goes for me...You were a lot of fun to be around. especially your
enthusiasm, It was also interesting to watch and see if you were going
to go POSTAL at Micron. LOL, Glad you got out!!!
Best wishes for you and your Family. If you have no luck getting rid
of your kite stuff before you leave I can try to get rid of it and
send you the proceeds.
Good luck and enjoy your new found Freedom,
--- In email@example.com, tony williams
>boost for the rest of us who kited with you.
> Sorry to see you go Dave, your excitement in the sport was a great
> Very glad your wifes cancer is gone, and you should definately takeadvantage of all that life has to offer you.
> I envy your new life of liesure and your chance to live in a newcountry. I really enjoyed my time overseas and you will have so many
things to accomplish (not just the language)
> I don't have any kites to sell you and am not in the need for a newwater kite but there if I hear of anyone, I will give them your e-mail.
> Have a great trip and best of Luck.spots_near_ Munich
> ----- Original Message ----
> From: Dave <kristin.david.ritz@...>
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Sent: Tuesday, August 5, 2008 12:18:16 PM
> Subject: [snowkiteidaho] Oktoberfest
> I NEED SOME DUAL FOIL KITES before I move to Munich on Sept 9th.
> Preferably a 10, 12, 14 or some combination of the above.
> I was unable to sell my brand new kite trike, so maybe we could work a
> trade? I hate doing ebay, but I may be forced to sell it that way. I
> also have a Slingshot 15m LEI that I cant sell (go figure! I should
> have listened to you Eddy, my bad), I have $400 into it, I imagine one
> day I'll just give it to someone because I'll never be able to sell it.
> Your not going to believe this. My wife just accepted a fantastic job
> offer for Germany. I'm finally "one of you". And what I mean by
> "you" is
> 1) Steady income
> 2) Not working
> 3) Living in a place with great kite skiing (Munich, 90 mins to
> Switzerland, 90 minutes to Austria)
> 4) with free health care! (bonus).
> 5) with TIME to kite ski!!!!
> It turns out there is great snow kiting around Munich.
> http://www.toytowng ermany.com/ wiki/Snowkiting_
> My wife's skin cancer surgeries are over, she had about 8, and she is
> "clean" for now. But her sister died about 8 weeks ago, and two
> friends died in the last year (add to the list grandma and her father
> a few years back). Anyway, she's at her end. We are moving to
> Germany. It is time, so here we go. I promised her we could go back
> when we married 11 years ago, so I'm keeping that promise! Her mom
> (Who is living in Germany) is having mini-strokes, so that was the
> "last straw".
> We both had interviews and job offers, but we couldn't find a place
> where we could both be employed. Since my type of job (tech,
> electronic eng, computer sci type stuff) is much more common in the
> Munich region, we decided to accept her fantastic offer, and I'll just
> be unemployed for a while (happily).
> The basic plan for me is: Learn more German, handle immigration,
> apply for graduate school (practically free and in English), perhaps
> when the college applications come back next summer, make a decision
> to work or do school. In the meantime I'll be focusing on mountain
> biking, kite skiing, and triathlons. My wife's hobby of choice is
> orienteering, so I'm sure we'll be filling lots of weekends with that
> as well.
> Anyway, I just purchased 4 one-way tickets to Munich for my family.
> That felt really strange.
> Oktoberfest for 2008 is Sept 20th - Oct 5th. (It covers 3 weekends).
> We won't have amazing accommodations during that range of time, not
> much furniture, but we will have a decent place with a spare room. So
> if you guys want to come and crash in a sleeping bag/pad on the floor,
> you are more than welcome to. If you guys need a place to stay in
> Munich, you have one! We are about 40 minutes from the Oktoberfest
> site, and we are about 40 minutes from the Munich airport.
> From working at Micron, to partying in Munich, who would have thought?
- Good Luck Dave with your new adventure.
I have a 13M Peter Lynn foil kite that works great as either a
snowkite or a water kite. Its in great shape with no repairs. Email
me at bkerrmd@... if your interested.