Saturday, August 11, 2007

Flying at Jericho Beach

We made it to Jericho beach! After our first try at flying kites last Monday, we thought we’d try it out again some place windier. We took the bus and made our way to the beach. The kids were very excited.

From out last trip, one of the kites wasn’t working too well. So Arman was the first to get his kite up. The wind was good, and I managed to bring the kite up before handing it over to Arman. He was pretty good at it. The wind was fair, and keeping the kite up was kind of like holding the string to a helium balloon. We took some videos.

As I was helping Melur with her kite, Arman released the string, which I tied to the handle he was holding. And so the kite kept going up and up and up. I guess I should’ve just let it go higher in the first place. Here you see the kite flying even higher than before.

We stopped for lunch. I brought some sandwiches, and we enjoyed some grub on the grass. After that, it was back to kite flying.

Melur was very persistent. Despite the kite being not so optimal, she kept at it, and we managed to get the kite up in the air. I brought the kite up in the air, tide up string so that it would fly off, and handed it off to Melur. And the kids took it from there.

We were at the beach for quite a while. We had some errands to run that day, so after the beach, we walked back to 10th Street, stopped by a playground, had a “Slurpee” (from Mac’s, not from 7 Eleven), and then did some grocery shopping at Safeway. And this was our day out on Saturday.

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