Tuesday, June 16, 2009

K is for Kite

One of the things that Jeff and I always remember about the Outer Banks are the gigantic sand dunes.  They are the largest sand dunes on the east coast.  Anytime you drive by the sand dunes you can pretty much count on seeing lots of kites flying in the air.  When we decided on going to the OBX, Jeff immediately told me that he wanted to take Ryan to fly a kite.  

We went to a kite shop, Kitty Hawk Kites and found a suitable kite and then trekked up the gigantic sand dune.  Seriously it looks like nothing but when you try to hike in blistering hot sand while wearing flip flops and carrying an insanely heavy diaper bag, (it was either the bag or Ryan and I chose the lighter of the two) it quickly becomes a difficult task.  Once we reached the top of the sand dune we realized that we had no towel or blanket for Ryan to sit on and the sand was HOT!  Jeff had Ryan sit in his lap and they flew Ryan's train kite together.  Ryan got the hang of it really quick and we had a great time! :) 



Ryan's train kite flying high...

It looks like they are in the middle of the desert...


Ok Daddy I got the hang of this...


Easy peasy, I can even do it with my eyes shut, see...

1 comment:

Erin Nickell said...

what beautiful pictures, I bet ryan loved flying the kite :)