Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Up, Up and Away, In My Beautiful Balloon!

On Saturday, we had the time of our lives over in Baton Rouge at the Hot Air Balloon Festival. Here are just a small sampling of some pictures from that day....of course, mainly because my kids happy faces are in them. Another reason....rain. A big thunderstorm threatened to take over the event....we had to dash to our cars to stay dry, grab a bite to eat. Then we went back and enjoyed a GORGEOUS time.

The girls got to walk around, and meet some of the pilots of the balloons, and collect their trading cards.
And in one instance, they were allowed to step inside the basket and witness a burn. Um....my kids didn't think it was a good idea. However, their little friend covered her earns and showed her bravery.
I love this next basket. It was either "HI MOM" or "WOW IH", it's all in the perspective, you know.
Then it was time to look to the skys...we got to watch skydivers hurling towards the ground at 120 mph. Very cool. The Middle Apple thought so too.
One of them brought our great nation's flag....and we sung The Star Spangled Banner.
Then the balloons began to inflate....we have been told that balloons do not "blow up." Blowing up is for bombs and require explosives. Balloons strictly inflate. ;)
The girls watching and playing with balloons of their own.
And I flew a balloon of my own. Unfortunately, we didn't get to see any of the balloons take off, the storm caused the event to happen too late, and it was actually getting dark, in spite of what you see in these pictures.
Here is one of my favorite pics from the event.....it was all just so colorful and beautiful
We were so glad that the weather cleared up and that we were able to return to the event. It was a great day.

1 comment:

Melyssa said...

Thank you for sharing. Looks like a great time!