Sunday, January 25, 1998

Prism Fanatic 1

We settled into Bay Area living. I took a new job with PG&E. It was an exciting time. Just after New Year's I learned my Go Fly A Kite Boomer had lost a spreader. Thus, I happened upon Dan Whitney and Gone With The Wind Kites. He fashioned a new pair of spreaders for me.

He also convinced me to get a better kite: the last of the '97 Prism Fanatics at a great bargain. It came with Prism's The Way To Fly Video. I also bought David Gomberg's book Sport Kite Magic. I was on my way to a new hobby!

January 25, 1998.
We traveled to the Monterey coast with Bob and Lillian. It was the first time he and I had been together to fly kites since Bodega Bay. We were excited!
Andrew D. Barron & Robert G. Needham, 17 Mile Drive, Monterey County, CaliforniaAndrew D. Barron & Robert G. Needham, winding it up. 17 Mile Drive, Monterey County, California
The wind was light and at that time, that was a bad thing. Eventually there was enough wind to keep the Fanatic aloft, but for the most part we just hung out, and picnicked on the beach along the 17 Mile Drive.
Andrew D. Barron: 1997 Prism Fanatic over the Pacific Ocean, 17 Mile Drive, Monterey County, California



Robert G. Needham
My kite flying inspiration
July 9, 1946 - November 26, 1998
Robert G. Needham, 17 Mile Drive, Monterey County, California [July 9, 1946 - November 26, 1998]
"He was a friend of mine…"

Bob's enthusiasm for kite flying was contagious. We miss you, Bob

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