Run Away Kite
My friend and I decided to fly a kite a few weeks ago. We'd flown kites before and saved all the string. We brought the kite, which had about a 3 foot wingspan, down to the park which is almost 1/4 mile long, a big grassy field, in front of the high school.
The field was surrounded by trees and we faced the high school at the end of the field. First we let up 50 feet of cheepo string that came with a crummy kite I got stuck in a tree, then another 50 feet, then two huge spools of 200 feet. The kite was the same size as the planes overhead.
Then I walked home to my house and found some ribbon and yarn. I returned and if you've never flown a kite before with ribbon, you have no idea how much ribbon is on a spool. I was finishing up the ribbon when the string snapped,about 400 feet up. My friend, Jonah ran after the kite as I tried to scavenge the remaining string. But that kite was gone!
If I stacked five of the high schools, a four story building, on top of each other, the roof wouldn't be as high as the kite! It went straight over the high school, over the hill behind the high school, and kept on going until I could only see a dot of it in the distance. Then it was gone.
Jonah and I walked for a long time, looking for the kite, but we never found it.
As mentioned earlier, there's another alternative to towing indoor kites if it's just not possible to fly outdoors...