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When is the last time you flew a kite?

Asked by charliecompany34 (7804points) March 19th, 2009

it’s march and in the midwest it’s windy. i remember flying kites, but don’t see it any more. as a boy, we always flew kites in the month of march. what happened to kites? are we so distant from outdoor pleasure with our sons and daughters?

people in jail call letters to the outside “kites.” what the hell? but seriously, when is the last time you saw a kite in the sky?

what happened to the kite? is it a long-gone nerdy thing? who flies kites any more?

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bythebay's avatar

Last July, on the beach. We do it every summer!

Magnolia21's avatar

Oh, I flew a kite on my street last summer.

aprilsimnel's avatar

Gee, sometime in my 20s, I think.

bythebay's avatar

Aw Allie, I’m sad for you. Come to the beach with us and we’ll fly kites!

TitsMcGhee's avatar

Damn, I can’t even remember… probably when I was in Chicago when I was 11 or 12…. I should get a kite and go up to Central Park one of these days :)

ubersiren's avatar

I don’t know that I ever successfully flew a kite on my own.

MacBean's avatar

I have never flown a kite. :( But it’s on my list of 101 Things To Do In 1001 Days!

Ashpea9288's avatar

12 years ago, when I was 8, on the big lawn in front of the Washington Monument in D.C.

evelyns_pet_zebra's avatar

Well, let’s just say I thought girls had cooties the last time I flew a kite. I’ve been told to go fly one a few times, but I think those people just wanted me to leave. :-)

Bluefreedom's avatar

Honestly, I can’t even remember the last time I flew a kite or saw anyone else flying one either. That’s kind of sad I guess. This question makes me want to go buy a kite and fly it and since I have the whole weekend off coming up, I think I’ll do just that. Thanks for asking this question and giving me the inspiration to ‘go fly a kite’, charliecompany34. =)

TitsMcGhee's avatar

I’ve also been inspired to tell people to ‘go fly a kite’ more often. I should cut down on my use of expletives anyway.

AlfredaPrufrock's avatar

I’m taking a kite to work today, so I can fly it from the top level of the parking garage. It’s always windy up there, and there’s no wires for it to get tangled with. I’m excited about it.

bythebay's avatar

@AlfredaPrufrock: How wonderful! Have fun – let your cares go as the kite soars.

tekn0lust's avatar

Yesterday! A sweet little strawberry shortcake kite with a long pink tail. Well really my daughter flew it. It was much fun.

Jack79's avatar

In Greece people fly kites on the first Monday of Lent each year. I was actually in Greece at the time, but was on a boat travelling, so I didn’t see any. I flew the last kite with my daughter around this time last year.

mcbealer's avatar

at the end of August 2008 at Gas Works Park in Seattle, WA

tiffyandthewall's avatar

not too long ago, for the first time. but i don’t know if it constitutes as a real kite – it was more of a “balloon kite”. it was slightly inflated, but it was only a buck at walgreens, so i bought it, went in my backyard, and it finally started flying after like 10 minutes. and then it popped on the telephone wire.

i was so upset, i felt like a failure at childhood activity.

mcbealer's avatar

if anyone’s in the DC area, this Saturday 28th March is the 43rd Annual Smithsonian KIte Festival

bythebay's avatar

@mcbealer: I’ll be there! Volunteering for the kids events through the Smithsonian – will you be there?

mcbealer's avatar

@bythebay ~ yes, at this point. The weather forecast isn’t looking very friendly though :(

eaglei20200's avatar

About 2 weeks ago, on a beach. Wish I lived where there was more open space, because I would do it much more often. Discovered stunt-kites a few years back, and want to get much better at flying them.

bertyyy's avatar

About 11 years ago with my dad. I dont really remember much about it.. but im sure it was fun!

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