Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

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Byline: Story by Barbara Chavez Photographs by Drew McDaniel *** Of the Journal

Casting worries aside can be as simple as flying a kite in the park

Charlie Brown agonized over his. Ben Franklin was nearly electrocuted by his. And the Wright Brothers were so fascinated by their version they went on to invent something bigger and better. They were all intrigued by that soaring, sometimes sagging toy called a kite. Besides tumbleweeds, kites put the New Mexico winds to pretty good use this time of year, said Stan Johnson, owner of Hobbies N Stuff, an Albuquerque store that stocks many varieties of kites. Johnson is also a serious kite enthusiast. He has had a 6-foot "Skynasaur" stunt kite for several years, he said. …

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