Summer isn't complete until we've flown our two kites - a kite with super long tail from Toys R Us and a fancy two-stringed trick kite from Granville Island that I've had since I was 12.
This year's kite-flying outing was at a park on Lake Winnipeg. All was well until the trick kite got a little too tricky and crossed the path of the regular kite. The nylon strings of the trick kite cut the cotton string of the other kite and poof, it was gone.
We tracked the kite down in some trees a ways down the road and worked for 1/2 hour to get it down. No luck. The kite itself was freed but the super long tail was wound inextricably around the branches.
We visited the kite in the tree every weekend for the next couple of weeks until last week when the kite was gone. I hope it went to a deserving kite-flyer, or maybe it escaped into the sky for one last ride.