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    Get Flying: National Kite Month Starts Saturday

    kite-snapshot-speed-foilNational Kite Month kicks off—takes flight? goes airborne?—on Saturday, and it opens with one of the nation’s most colorful kite events: the 3rd annual Blossom Kite Festival on the Washington Monument grounds in Washington, D.C., part of the National Cherry Blossom Festival. Learn about other events and some interesting kite factoids in this post. ...

    Posted by T.D. Wood on March 29, 2013 9:30 AM & Tagged festival and kites | permalink | Comments

    Kites: Early-Season Festivals Kick Off This Weekend, So If You've Got 'em, Fly 'em

    kite-2-way-2True, snow is flying in many parts of the U.S. But kites will be flying this weekend in at least 3 communities where spring weather arrives early. In Austin, Tex., the Zilker Kite Festival (March 3) bills itself as the nation’s oldest kite festival, dating back to 1929. ...

    Posted by T.D. Wood on March 1, 2013 10:45 AM & Tagged festival and kites | permalink | Comments

    A Camping and Music Odyssey: Bonnaroo 2011 in Review

    fileIt was quite a weekend at Bonnaroo, the massive Tennessee music festival that for 4 days doubled as the world's largest campground. The long list of acts included Eminem, Arcade Fire, Lil Wayne, Buffalo Springfield and up-and-comers The Head and the Heart. It ended Sunday as it started—with daytime temperatures in the 90s, packed campgrounds and a generally upbeat vibe. Your REI Blog correspondents at the 'Roo (Sara Williams of the REI Bentwood, Tenn., store, and I) love any excuse to go ...

    Posted by T.D. Wood on July 6, 2011 5:01 PM & Tagged Bonnaroo, bandannas, buffs, camping, festival and tents | permalink | Comments

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