Mike wrote:I guess that's all the feedback were gonna get here.
Let's try the soccer field. Tom, can you tell us where it is? Maybe link to a google map?
http://maps.google.com/maps?sourceid=na ... s+Illinois
Bring, besides your kites, a fine looking soccer ball, if you have one... it may justify our being there to the authorities at large!
It's at the corner of Bethel Dr. and Career Center Rd. in Bourbonnais.
It is not far from Perry Farm. Take Interstate 57 to Bourbonnais to Rt. 50; go south on Rt.50 to the first big set of lights (big intersection) and go west on Armour Rd. Keep going west past a stop sign and a small set of lights or two and get to the first big intersection (which is North Convent St. or also called Routes 45/52)... turn right (north) on N. Convent (there's a gas station on your left as you are about to turn right onto Convent, by the way); go a few blocks north (there will, to your right, be a small field and suddenly a road going to a small set of stores)... directly opposite of that (as you are going north on Convent) is Bethel Dr. (to your left); take Bethel Dr. west, going past a couple of stop signs. Then, as you continue to go west on Bethel... look for the soccer fields on your left, before you get to Career Center Rd.
If you don't like this spot, there are other fields on Rt. 45/52 that are out in the open with tons of traffic adjacent to them... which would be worth trying. i've flown at those too, once or twice.