Posts Tagged ‘Long Beach Kite Festival’

It's Springtime in February at Boreas B&B in Long Beach, Washington!

February 20th, 2010 by Susie Goldsmith

I'm trying a new recipe--Pineapple Toasted Macadamia Bundt Cake!

The mini-daffodils are blooming and the banners flying on a sunny day!

The thermometers have been reading in the 70′s in the sun and in the 60′s in the shade and we are ever so grateful to celebrate this precious sunshine in our mild winter season.  If we say this too loudly, winter will return, as gentle as it has been this season. So shhhhhh!  It has snowed in March the last two years;  just when we thought we had sailed through winter into springtime. Long Beach, Washington weather is tough to predict–and always a surprise–but thinking back the 15 seasons we’ve been here, this isn’t all that unusual for February!

I baked a Pineapple Toasted Macadamia Nut coffee cake for one of the pastry courses for our guests for tomorrow’s breakfast.  Fine breakfast cuisine is our tradition at Boreas Inn and we hope that we rank with the best in the west at our romantic beach getaway in Long Beach, Washington!  I will post the recipe on our website when I get a chance.

The mini-daffodils are so bright and hopeful on the front deck of the inn and the banners are bright against our residence.  I have been fighting the urge to buy more spring plants–but know if I do, we will have a freeze.  Guests are walking on the beach, exploring the lighthouses and dining at The Depot, Pelicano Restaurant and Jimella’s tonight for dinner.  The best dining in the state of Washington is right here on the Peninsula. Lucky us!

The Dunes Suite awaits you!

We have rooms available for next weekend, the 26th and 27th of February–and even the Dunes Suite awaits your escape to the beach.   The gray whales are cruising by and the North Head Lighthouse and the Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center is a great place for spotting them!  On occasion, they approach the jetty and scrape off their barnacles.  Next weekend at the World Kite Museum, the Asian New Year Celebration continues with the spectacular kites of Malaysia and Singapore.  The Kite Museum has the largest private collection of kites in the entire world and is well worth a visit–walking distance from Boreas!

So come dine at the source, sleep in the lap of luxury and play at the prettiest beach in the Northwest.  Make each day a cause for celebration and we will be your co-conspirators in planning a quick getaway to Long Beach!

Kite Festival Event, Windless Kite Flying– January 16&17, 2010

January 8th, 2010 by Susie Goldsmith

We just had to let you know about this amazing event.  Until you’ve seen indoor kite flying, you won’t believe your eyes.  Stay at Boreas and attend this unique event on the SW Washington Coast in Long Beach, Washington.  Dine at our unique restaurants featuring fine cuisine, sleep in the worlds’ most comfortable beds at Boreas and brunch on the dreamiest breakfast you’ve ever had!  Boreas Inn was named in the 2010 “Best of the Discovery Coast” #1 “The Most Romantic Getaway”, #1 “Coziest B&B”, “Best Coffee” (#2) and “Best Omelette” (#3)  We will make all of your arrangements for you!! Start the New Year right and be our guests!  Here is the World Kite Museum’s latest newsletter!  Note the kite-making event over Valentine’s Day weekend!  It’s not too late to plan for next month!

Windless Kite Festival
January 16 & 17, 2010
A 2 Day Indoor Kite Flying Competition and Performances
Jerry Cannon is Mr. Cool in his yellow suit and kite. He has won competitions indoor and outdoor.
Looking for a winter weather entertainment? The Windless Kite Festival is an indoor kite flying show. It’s individuals, duos and more choreographed air routines to music.

Location

Long Beach School Gymnasium
Washington and 4th St South
Long Beach, WA 98631

Performance Times

Saturday January 16th
10am Demonstration Show
2pm Indoor Ballet Competition

Sunday January 17th
11am Indoor Hot Tricks & Performance Flying

The gym is open for participant practice, demonstrations, and indoor flying lessons Saturday and Sunday from 8am to 5pm except during Performance Times.

There’s always something to see.

Admission: Donation

Dick Curran generally flies single line kites indoors. This winged box performs when he pulls it up and with graceful glides to the music.
Lee Sedgwick flys a YFO, a single line kite of his creation. Lee is well known for skiing on frozen Lake Erie on kite power.
John Barresi, a kite pilot of 20 years, specializes in quad line kites. He is an instructor and innovator with the iQuad Team.
Scott Davis is the creator and director of this festival. He is also the instigator of the Hot Trick Shoot Out.
Penny Lingenfelter produces Dr. Suess’s Cat in the Hat using multiple flyers and folks from the audience. She also is known for her showstopper patriotic solos.
Other Kite Things to do that Weekend
  • Take an indoor flying lesson
  • Visit the Kite Museum and experience the thrill, art, science and world history of kiting plus make a kite.
  • Take time to view indoor flying films.
  • Join the jolly local and participant groups for the Italian Potluck, Raffle and Award Ceremony Evening. Admission is a dish to pass and something for the raffle.
Conor Doran, one of the new teenage winners, flys a Revolution.
Three Day Kite Making Exhibit
February 13, 14 & 15, 2010
A Unique Show of Modern Kite Making

The Weekend the Hughes and the Carpenters Came to Boreas!

June 15th, 2009 by Susie Goldsmith

It was the second weekend of May and we needed comic relief (apparently!).  Some folks think we’re sort of picky about what we serve for breakfast at Boreas Bed and Breakfast Inn.  This picture tells you everything!  I told our guests that weekend about our dear guest, Tosh, who many years ago visited Boreas Inn with her husband for the International Kite Festival week. When confronted with the apparently, ominous, three-course breakfast we were about to serve her, she asked for cereal.  (I’m certain that I looked surprised!) Always aiming to please our guests at whatever personal sacrifice, I had a box of Crispix cereal at our house, so I ran over and got it and served her a bowl of cereal with fresh raspberries.  The next day, she got the Crispix and one course of our breakfast, and the third day, she tossed in the towel and denied herself the Crispix altogether and ate the entire breakfast with gusto and continued to enjoy the feasts for the balance of the week.

Hearing the story that fun weekend in May,  guests Steve and Amy Hughes and returning guest Karen Carpenter(always with a mischievous glint in her eye)  and her daughter, Lori Anne, teamed up to prank Bill and me the next morning.  We arrived to cook breakfast and on everyone’s plate was a box of cereal.  On our cooktop was a box of Crispix.  I swear that our laughter woke everyone up that morning.  (Not a bad way to wake up!)  We have always said that on April Fools Day, we’re going to get a McDonald’s bag and fill it with goodies and serve it as a first course.  But, again, we’re just too picky about what we serve for breakfast at Boreas Inn!  The morning of the prank, I went to our house and guess what I had for breakfast!  That little box of Crispix!

The Hughes and the Carpenters Prank Susie and Bill

The Hughes and the Carpenters Prank Susie and Bill

World Kite Museum Event "China Then & Now" February 7th & 8th

February 4th, 2009 by Susie Goldsmith

This weekend promises to be another fine World Kite Museum event in Long Beach, Washington! To honor Chinese New Year,  “China Then and Now” is a celebration taking place on February 7th and 8th from 10 am-4 pm at the World Kite Museum, right down the street from Boreas Inn. There will be exhibits including Chinese kites, puppets, stamps, hand painted silk and bamboo kites and photographs. You will be able to participate in cultural and artistic events. There will be Mah Jong games with demonstrations and “Make it and Take It” Projects with some of our finest local artists. You can learn to make Asian Greeting Cards with Annie Unwin, discover Sumic Painting with Chris Goodwin and the Kite Museum staff and volunteers will guide you in Chinese lantern making, Chinese knotting and Red Paper Cutting. So if you would like to see, experience and even take home a project that you have made, this event promises to be not only visually beautiful, but a fun and interesting experience in making your own souvenirs! It’s been warm and beautiful at the beach, so come experience a unique mid-winter weekend in Long Beach. We have a couple of openings at the inn and will set up your dinners at our local favorite spots. This will be a glorious weekend! (There is also a clam dig this weekend!)

Long Beach Washington Kite Festival

July 31st, 2008 by Susie Goldsmith

The 2008 Kite Festival is coming! Hooray! We are so excited that our favorite festival is fast approaching. We’re filled that week with beloved return guests. This enables us to enjoy the festival also!! We’ve had a very busy July with lots of guests from abroad and throughout the much of the United States. August looks to be busy also–but we do have rooms available on Sundays through some weekdays except for Kite Festival week. Labor Day looks open for several three nighters–it’s the last summer holiday after all! Just after Kite Festival is a great time to be here–still lots of kites in the air, but not the crowds. Come to the beach, sleep in the best beds in the world and dine at our wonderful breakfast table. We’re gearing up for our Wild Mushroom Celebration October 17-19. It’s becoming our second favorite festival! Hope you’re all having a great summer.
Susie

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