March 10, 2017
We stop at the Revolution Kite Factory
When we left San Diego we headed in the direction of the Grand Canyon. We had to go right through the town of Poway, CA, which is the manufacturer of Revolution Kites. Since Revolution is the brand of kites that we fly, we decided on a whim to stop by, even though they were most likely getting ready for the big kite party at Huntington Beach, CA. We met David and Joe Hadzicki, the brothers that own the company. After talking with them for a bit, we dropped Gordon and Lee’s names and talked about flying kites. They told us about Club 38, a club they started for Rev fliers where you can build on your skills. There are 8 levels to perform and when you reach a certain level, you are awarded a pin.
We told them the next kite we wanted to get was a stack of kites and David said, “Oh, no! You want to get a Reflex.”
Test flying the Reflex Kite with the Hadzicki Brothers!
The next thing you know we were out in their back field which was loaded with bright orange California poppies getting a demo from Joe. Soon he handed over the lines to Kathy. It was pretty intimidating flying in front of the inventors of the kites!
Joe was very good at giving tips and providing helpful corrections to form or movement in an encouraging manner. Soon Linda was on the handles as well. We both liked the kite and we ended up buying one – it was one of the few that they had ready for the Huntington Beach Party! That unexpected, unplanned stop really made our day!
On the way to our next stop, we saw a sign, Dudley’s Famous Bakery and couldn’t resist stopping! We love good bread and pies!
We had heard that this was a good bakery and when we went in, there were lots of people. There were many breads to choose from and we ended up with a loaf of olive asiago cheese bread, as well as an apple pie and some blueberry strudel! We went overboard, but boy was it yummy!