“Ride the Wind Day” is celebrated every year on August 23. This fun and unusual holiday is dedicated to the first human-powered flight’s anniversary. On this day the Gossamer Condor, this was piloted by Bryan Allen, an amateur cyclist who was able to get the hang-glider to sustain a controlled flight.
Today is the day to enjoy this summer day and let all the worries and stress just blow away in the wind. Just stretch your arms and imagination and fly feeling the soft breezes caress your face and ruffle your hair. It’ the time to set sail to new and old adventures, appreciate and remember those fun and carefree activities you did as a child or always wanted to try. The wind will carry you in any direction you want to travel.
Holiday ideas that will have you drifting with the wind:
- Take a trip to the park and feel your spirit fly on one of the swings. As a child this was fun. The wind was felt as you propelled yourself up and down trying to go higher and higher. As a youngster you thought you could touch the sky. If there wasn’t a park close by we’re sure there was an old tire that was tied to a tree with a rope that kept you swinging for hours.
- Dust off the bicycle from the garage and go for a ride. Find a hill to ride down and feel the power of the wind as it passes by. While enjoying the breeze the faster you go there is an added benefit of an easy, self-paced exercise too.
- Flying a kite is enjoyable. It puts you in charge to challenge the wind as it takes the kite up towards the clouds.
- The summer gives many of us the change to vacation at an ocean in their area. Rent a sailboat and soar over the waves, raise the sail and let the wind take you for a ride.
- Go for a drive and roll down all the windows and turn the warm summer air into a breeze that will blow your hair back.
- Some other ways of enjoying “Ride the Wind Day” would be to take a hot air balloon ride, ride a motorcycle or try your hand at hand-gliding. Be outrageous and use those lessons and fly a plane or parachute out of one. Some enjoy the thrill of bungee jumping while feeling the winds force strike against them as the plummet towards the ground.
“I love the feeling of the fresh air on my face and the wind blowing through my hair.”
“May the wind be always at your back.”
Irish Blessing and Prayers
How will you celebrate “Ride the Wind Day”?
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