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« on: April 30, 2010, 03:01 PM »

We are headed to Manhatten for that evening, and weather permitting, we plan to fly at the park. Where is the best area to fly - my only reference is Google Earth, and the park web page.  Anyone else going to be there?

Larry & Nancy
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« Reply #1 on: May 01, 2010, 05:09 AM »

Larry:

At the northern end of the park there is a small parking lot with rest room facilities.  A popular location is behind the playground area.  If you are looking at Google Earth the parking lot is the one with 4 rows of parking.

The kite festivals last year were held closer to the Statue of Liberty and there are plenty of fields along the waterway.

In case you are not aware the biggest drawback with the park is goose droppings.  You will be challenged to find a spot that doesn't have them.  This year I bought a small 6x8 foot tarp and use that to keep the kite bag clean and an area to put the kites together. 

Hope that helps.
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« Reply #2 on: May 01, 2010, 05:52 AM »

Hey  Larry,
I don't think I will be able to make it in to LSP on a saturday, but was wondering if I might run into you guys at Wildwood later in the month ?
I guess the geese have come back to LSP, they haven't been crapping up the grassy field that I frequent, YET. It is nasty when you don't have a good way to clean your shoes off. Bring a way to clean your hands, because you'll get the most goose poop on you when you're winding up your lines. Plan on washing down your stuff when you get home, too.
Goose crap is my favorite reason why flying on sand is better than flying on grass.
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« Reply #3 on: May 01, 2010, 09:29 AM »

I don't mind the goose poop all that much because the wind is SO good at LSP! I drive an hour and 40 minutes to get there and it's worth it if the wind is coming from any direction except the northeast or east.

I'll check with my wife's calendar to see if she has any plans for the 15th. LSP is one of my favorite places to fly.
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« Reply #4 on: May 01, 2010, 10:40 AM »

Sorry Rob - Wildwood is out for us this year  Cry Cry Cry  We have a couple of neices graduating from college that Sunday in upstate NY - no hope of doing both. Maybe next year, though.

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« Reply #5 on: May 12, 2010, 06:44 PM »

Well, as of the moment, I think we're going to drop in at Asbury Park instead.

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« Reply #6 on: May 15, 2010, 08:18 AM »

Sorry Rob - Wildwood is out for us this year  Cry Cry Cry  We have a couple of neices graduating from college that Sunday in upstate NY - no hope of doing both. Maybe next year, though.

Larry
Maybe we'll see you at the NYC kite fest this year ?
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« Reply #7 on: May 23, 2010, 10:33 AM »

Maybe we'll see you at the NYC kite fest this year ?

When is that?

Larry
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