The Boy and I have been looking forward to the Zilker Kite Festival since my good friend Tanja suggested we make an afternoon of it. Last week we got together for dinner and made kites with the kids. So obviously we were pretty thrilled to get our first look at a popular Austin tradition.

After a nice ride down with plenty of laughs and great conversation we arrived at the designated parking garage to grab a shuttle to the actual event. And then our adventure began…

I’m currently blogging from the car while Tanja tries to get us home without getting lost. I think it’s funny. Her supplications are cracking me up. But I digress.

Upon arriving at the parking garage we came face to face with the longest line ever. We were pretty tripped out by it and after some careful consideration decided to try and trek the three miles to the festival. With three kids. My gimpy feet. And a few parcels of food and drinks.

We made it to a third of a mile before we decided to go back to the aforementioned longest line ever where we promptly found ourselves at a position further back then we originally were.

Needless to say, whenever we hang out with Tanja there are plenty of laughs and good memories to be made. We did finally make it to the festival where we tried hard to fly our kites without the assistance of the wind and where we enjoyed the sight of toms of people enjoying the weather and flying kites. We really had a blast.

I’ll be sure to post pics once I get a chance tomorrow. We all decided that next year we’d have to attend with the boys. It’s just too fun to pass up!