If there's perfect weather for kite flying, then I guess yesterday afternoon would have been the definition. I don't know who first organized the Zilker Park Kite Festival in Austin, but someone 84 years ago knew more about the weather than our local meteorologist today. We didn't really know what we were getting ourselves into when we embarked on this journey with three kids in tow, but (to quote Alex) "next year we're really going to do it up."
Step one in "doing it up" would be to actually have a kite to fly in the park. For some reason I had it in my head that this was some sort of kite flying competition put on by professionals (is there even such a thing?). Not so: amateurs welcome; watch out for diving kites. We saw Disney characters and sharks and dragons, kites stuck in trees and kites with broken strings. Scout got closelined by Tinkerbell, and I got tangled up with Lightning McQueen. But the weather was amazing and the kids were entertained, and when's the last time you had the opportunity to fly a kite anyway? Next year we're bringing a kite, a blanket and a cooler.