Monday, January 9, 2012

Oh go fly a kite!

Oops... I mean Happy 2012!
And seriously... go fly a kite!

I can't believe it is going into my 8th year of full-time prairie living and it has taken me this long to figure out something fun to do in the horrible, god-for-saken, never ending wind!
Kite flying is fun! Who knew?!
Or wait maybe all you flatlanders did know... you just never realized your hillbilly friend didn't.

Because kite flying in my childhood involved a lot more running... mostly running and very little actual flying. And if your kite did actually make it into the air you never really got to watch it swoop and dance because you were running your ass off trying to keep it up there!

Kite flying in the prairies is WAY better then kite flying in the mountains!

I had so much fun I am thinking of taking up kite boarding. So someone reading this blog should buy me a trainer kite for kite boarding. I know this someone I am talking about is probably thinking... seriously like you need another activity. But think about it... this is something I could just walk out my front door and do. Think how much easier this would make life for you... if I was entertained by something so close to home! ;)

Oh yeah and I think Shayla had fun too!
When Clayton came home for lunch it was the first thing she said to him. And then we had to go out and show him...



Did you see that... did ya? did ya? The kite just hits the ground and then the wind picks it right back up and off it goes swooping and diving again. Craziest, easiest, most fun I have ever had flying a kite!!!

4 comments:

Vanessa said...

Whao, that does look easy! No running what-so-ever.... hmmm, kite boarding is a great idea! Then you could teach me when I come out there, and you would have something to do when you came to Mexico to hang out with us... although kite boarding is on the other coast of the Baja. :) Shayla sounds almost as excited as you K!

Anonymous said...

Kimberly! Who actually goes out in that wind?? and finds fun in it?? you put us all to shame..... if only we all more like you!!

Anonymous said...

maybe you should start with a stunt kite... way cheeper and maybe safer?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DeYmoPOtpGA

love d.

Anonymous said...

That looks so fun and much easier than out here where you need a long field (runway!!!) for take off and crash landings!
Shayla sounded excited too.
I'm going to check out that you- tube link in "d's" reply. Is that dani? I'm guessing it's a stunt kite in action.
love mom :-)