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Ailsa’s Travel Theme challenge this week on Where’s My Backpack at http://wheresmybackpack.com/2013/08/23/travel-theme-play/ is Play.

When I hear the word “Play” I automatically think of children, but these sail boats are not just for kids. These pictures were taken a few years ago at the Chicago Botanic Garden’s Sailboat Sunday event and although this may look like fun, these model sailboat enthusiasts take their pastime seriously.

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Can you call a hobby or interest Play? I suppose it’s the adult equivalent of a child’s game. We just prefer to think of it as something less frivolous. No matter. So long as we enjoy it and it takes our minds off more worldly cares, why not think of it as Play.

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The Chicago Botanic Garden is hosting another Sailboat Sunday on September 15th, from 11am to 3pm on the Esplanade, where you can see demonstrations organized by the Chicago R/C Model Yacht Club.