Talk about neighborly! The N.C. Depatment of Cultural Resources notes that March's stiff winds is a great time to fly a kite, and it has some safe places to enjoy the hobby (or an afternoon's diversion).
So it has designated Saturday, March 17 from 1 to 4 p.m. as "Let's Go Fly A Kite Day" at six state historic sites and two state museums.
With no electrical lines and lots of wide open spaces, the venues will open the grounds to all kite flyers.
The locations are:
Alamance Battleground, 5308 S. NC 62, Burlington, (336) 227-4785.
Governor Charles B. Aycock Birthplace, 264 Governor Aycock Road, Fremont, (919) 242-5581.
Bennett Place, 4409 Bennett Memorial Road, Durham, (919) 383-4345.
Duke Homestead, 2828 Duke Homestead Road, Durham, (919) 477-5498.
Horne Creek Historical Farm, 308 Horne Creek Farm Road, Pinnacle, (336) 325-2298.
Museum of the Cape Fear, 810 Arsenal Avenue, Fayetteville, (910) 486-1330.
N.C. Museum of Art, 2110 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh, (919) 839-6262.
Town Creek Indian Mound, 509 Town Creek Mound Road, Mt. Gilead, (910) 439-6802.
What more can you ask for? Pack a lunch. It's cheap. Take the kids or the grandkids. Explore the site when you're finished with your skyward delights.