Monday, March 28, 2016

Easter Sunday Kitefly

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.

Monday, March 14, 2016

Sunday March 20th is Chico Kite Day

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.

Here's some photos from past Chico Kite Days...

Thursday, February 18, 2016

April is National Kite Month

Why April?

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?

Click on National Kite Month to learn more about what's planned.

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Valentine's Day was a Kite Day!

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.

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Coming Kite Events in the Chico Area

Sunday, March 6th: 1st-Sunday-Of-The-Month Kite fly at Wildwood Park from noon til 4 PM.

Sunday, March 20th: Chico Kite Day at Community Park from noon til 4 PM... there'll be hundreds of kites in the air!

Sunday April 3rd: 1st-Sunday-Of-The-Month Kite fly at Wildwood Park from noon til 4 PM.

And...Celebrate the Sky all month during April.

Friday, February 5, 2016


The weather's just gonna be too nice to stay indoors all day on Sunday. I'm setting my DVR and going to the park for a few hours. Join me if you can.

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Happy Birthday Ben

Benjamin Franklin was more than America's "First American" and a Founding Father. He was an author, scientist and inventor... truly a renaissance man.

Here's a link to the best account I've run across concerning his experiments with kites and electricity.