Simple Pleasures

Simple Pleasures

Simple Pleasures of flying a kite is great fun on a windy day. It’s also very relaxing. So ditch those video games, get off the couch, and get yourself one of many of our great kites.  Choose from a vast selection of stunt, diamond and delta kites.” Simple...
Dark Day In California

Dark Day In California

Dark Day In California and a deeply divided America there is one thing that we can all agree on. The COVID 19 pandemic changed everything. Politics, education, business, travel and even shopping were transformed. And there is a very real possibility that nothing will...
Kites & Road Trips

Kites & Road Trips

These are stressful times. That may be stating the obvious. But there are two simple ways to alleviate stress. Kites and road trips. Even better, combine the two. Start with a stop at Tumbleweeds & Tarantulas in Bullhead City, Arizona. We are the largest and...
Kites On The Beach

Kites On The Beach

Kites On The Beach started in the 1950s, then the trend became a tsunami. Charles Kuralt summed it up succinctly , “Thanks to the Interstate Highway System, it is now possible to travel across the country from coast to coast without seeing anything.” With...
Myths & Childhood Dreams

Myths & Childhood Dreams

Myths & Childhood Dreams, To visit Tumbleweeds & Tarantulas in Bullhead City, Arizona, your one stop shop for kites and kite supplies in the Colorado River Valley is to step back to the days of childhood. Kites are a link to a pre-video game era when school...
Celebrate Spring

Celebrate Spring

Celebrate Spring at Glenwood, New Mexico Glenwood, New Mexico along U.S. 180 is at the heart of an adventurers paradise. And the sense of history is palpable. Celebrate Spring at this small ranching community is located on the fringe of the vast picturesque Gila...
Storm Clouds

Storm Clouds

Kites have been used to relax and for scientific experiment. They have been pressed into service during combat and fostered friendly competition between villages. Here in the states, kites figure prominently in festivals as well as fond childhood memories. And...
Traditions

Traditions

In the 21st century age old traditions have been competing with video games, television, on line streaming services and smart phones. At times traditions seem to be loosing the battle. But scattered here and they are special places, living time capsules. Just such a...

Legend of The Carp

Kites are unique in that they have an international appeal that is rooted in antiquity. As a result they are excellent for bridging chasms of culture or language. Japanese historians believe that kites were first introduced into the country by Buddhist missionaries...
Time Capsules

Time Capsules

Time Capsules In movies, books and stories kites are often used to portray a sense of whimsy. They are linked to the carefree days of childhood. But like simple, carefree days kites are fragile. They are made of paper, twine, wood or silk. As a result vintage or...
Flying Good Times

Flying Good Times

Flying Good Times Harvey A. Sellers, was a seller of paper. He was also an avid kiting enthusiast. Disappointed by the poor construction and quality of available commercial kites, he began tinkering with kite designs in his basement. His break came with the idea to...