Last week, I headed back to the Outer Banks of North Carolina to help train the new Marketing team at Kitty Hawk Kites. It was great to see the ocean and while I didn't get much time to see friends or say hello to some of my past co-workers, it was nice to be back for a few days.
Of course, a hurricane came barreling in the last day I was there. I literally flew out of Norfolk (ORF) two hours before it hit the OBX. The Weather Channel was at Kitty Hawk Kites, too, which made for a fun rush back in the job. Jeff, the new Marketing Director, handled it like a pro. Good job!
You can watch the segment here: http://youtu.be/WctH7r2KAx4
I did get the great pleasure of staying with Alyssa. She runs the Online Store for Kitty Hawk Kites and is a treasured friend. You should go chat with her and let her help you buy a kite (shameless plug). Alyssa and her husband, Andreas, were fantastic hosts - they kept me fed and well rested and I got spend my one day off on an almost deserted strand of the island watching the waves and catching up.
It was a good week, and it was good to be back even for just a short time.
It was great to spend some time with John, my previous boss and President of Kitty Hawk Kites. There were a few tragedies during the week and really brought some perspective to how short life really is - I made sure to give him an extra tight hug when I said goodbye at the airport. He's still jumping off dunes in a hang glider and tends to never slow down - though, I am pretty certain that's what's keeping him young. :)
Huge thanks to my friend Alyssa - the Internet Sales Manager for Kitty Hawk Kites - for sending me a Grumpy Cat House Flag by Premier Designs for my birthday! Yes. It's this awesome.
Upon opening the package the fabric is extremely durable and will look nice and bright hanging off my porch! If you love geeky stuff like this you should browse some of the other flags and things at Kitty Hawk Kites! (disclosure: I was their Marketing Director for almost 2 years so I'm a little partial.)
You can get your own Grumpy Cat Flags for only $22.99!