While in Cambria, the boys went for a ride on their bikes.
Kris and I went for a walk. They returned first and were
locked out of the house. Here's to creativity!
May 30, 1899 Orville wrote to the Smithsonian Institution
and defined the elements of a flying machine as:
**Wings to provide lift
**A power source for propulsion
**A system of control
Isn't it astonishing that all these secrets have been
preserved for so many years just so we could
~~Orville and Wilbur Wright
(Grandpa, we owe you some duct tape!)
If birds can glide for long periods of time, then...
why can't I?
~Orville and Wilbur Wright
(Grandma, we washed the tail of the kite.
Your dish towels.)
Then, they tried the box kite.
And still, a fourth kite. Well, Ty's will be patented under
the name "Empty Garbage Bag Kite." Look
for it at WalMart.
Some years ago Kris and I visited Kitty Hawk
in North Carolina. A simple, but most fascinating
place. The birthplace of flight!