Happy 41st Birthday Tony!
Today I flew a kite in remembrance of all the fun times we had flying stunt kites down by the harbor. I remember when the winds were strong enough we would surf plastic mail crates across the parking lot with the quadrifoil. I remember once it was really too windy to fly any kite, even with you and Mike holding on to it. We decided not to go home, but instead we thought tying you in your climbing harness, to the bumper of your old silver car, was a great idea. The only problem was that we didn't have any rope, only an old bungee cord used to hold surf boards on the roof racks. You were game and we tied you down and it was insane! You were 5 feet off the ground, flying a kite, held down only by a bungee cord. Well, that only lasted a few minutes until the bungee cord snapped free and you came crashing down. That left a pretty gnarly welt if I remember correctly. That didn't stop you from trying this again next time the wind picked up, but after that we brought rope.
I sure miss all the fun times we had, climbing, surfing, hiking, flying kites, water balloon launching. Maybe next year we'll have a big water balloon fight!
With all my love