Buckingham Fountain, Grant Park, Chicago, IL
I flew with Rich (quaa714) in Naperville on Sunday and then ran into him while he was flying at Buckingham Fountain in Grant Park. He was nice enough to let my daughter (and me) fly his kite. Apologies for the cellphone quality picture.
Rich entertained everyone walking by and gave lessons to several people. All of this with a Gomberg Rev on concrete. The best was 15 minutes entertaining a school group of 5 year olds.
Rich is an unbelievable good-will ambassador for Revolution and kite-fliers.
that's a great spot to fly kites in the heart of downtown! There are decent winds off of lake Michigan usually, plenty of spectators to witness your antics and footing that allows you to run all around with confidence (3D stuff) at Buckingham Fountain. I get to Chicago occasionally for business every year or so, used to live there, my sister still does and the old college roomies are still around so we can relive our former glory days (HA!)
Here's an unrelated to kiting example: We used to do the "Five in 50" back in the Michael Jordan era. That's five sporting events in fifty hours! Two NBA, a NHL, an NFL, plus a college football game, all in a single weekend. Man those were some howling times, but I only went a couple of times, (then got into kiting as an addiction to replace all my other activities). One time we were late for Soldier Field, so the bus driver drove the wrong way on Lake Shore Drive, . . . towards oncoming traffic. Naturally we were stopped by the Police and