I spent the better part of Easter Sunday flying kites and picnicking... with friends, Mike Hagen and Rhonda Davidson... on the meadow up on Table Mountain. The day was mostly overcast, so the colors of the wildflowers didn't pop like they usually do. The winds were light and somewhat variable, so a lot of time was spent relaunching. All in all though, it was still a great day up on Table Mountain.
This Sunday from noon until 4 pm, hundreds of kites will fill the air above Chico's Community Park on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway. If you live in the Northern California area, come join us for a relaxing day of kite flying.
April was chosen as National Kite Month because it was the month that perfectly symbolized hope, potential, and joy. As the first month in Spring, it is when most kite fliers are starting to bring their kites out of the closet and prepare for a summer on the beach. It is the month that while we spring clean and dust off the cobwebs, we can look fondly back on the memories of the year before while looking towards a bright future. April is also the month that we see the last of the snow giving way to green lawns, a month that we are eager to get outside and be active. So why not do it with a kite this year?
I flew several kites Sunday afternoon at Wildwood Park with my friend, Jim Stainback. Jim even made it home in time to take his wife out to a romantic dinner. We enjoyed partly cloudy skies with temps in the mid 70s and a NNW wind at 10-20 mph. It doesn't get much better than that, especially in the middle of February.