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Let's go fly a kite. A perfect pre-marathon activity, if you are covered with sun screen.
Kites For Kids - Welcome Kites for Kids is Saturday, May 2, 2009I understand that they'll be flying -- or trying to fly -- kites on the river off of boats. I always wanted to do that from my canoe.
* 10 am – 5 pm
* at the Carnegie Science Center
In Beijing, kite flying a long-standing recreational activity. The older men do it and use a bike wheel like take-up spinner for the string, often framed in hand-made wooden cases. While there in August 2008 for the Olympics, the city had put out an order that there would be no kites in the sky -- due to security concerns. The kites could have jammed the surface to air missles, I guess.
On a number of instances, we were able to see the 'kite police' come to tell people that they'd not be able to fly the their kites. Those suckers get airborne too -- very, very high.
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