When we go for our afternoon walk, we sometimes see something totally unexpected. That was the case yesterday when we walked down Horseshoe Lake Road. Over in an adjacent field one of the local teens was kite skiing. He was using a paraglider-type kite and the wind to propel him across the field.
The wind wasn’t very constant yesterday, so several times the kite collapsed onto the snow when the gusts stopped, but it looked like he had a lot of good runs. I don’t know how popular this form of recreation is, but we would sometimes see the late Ben Blixrud doing this, along with kite sledding on the ice, kite skateboarding on the airfield tarmac, and other forms of wind-propelled navigation for fun.