Sep 1, 2011

Full of Hot Air

Every year a city near us has a large Hot Air Balloon competition. The balloons fly early in the morning and then again in the evening. They have lots of activities and vendors for the huge crowds that come to watch the balloons fly every night. We've gone most of the past 6ish's a quick blast from the past and some pics of us this year.

Below was my first year ever going to the Balloon Classic. M had worked for a pilot several years before that on his crew and got to go up for a ride every year. He even got lessons on how to fly the balloon and periodically tinkered with the idea of buying one.
This picture cracks me up because it was from my first flight and at some point I wanted to photoshop the pilot out of the picture and let it be just M and me. But I didn't finish the pic and I don't have the original. Ha ha ha. At some point I need to just finish brushing Herb (the pilot) out.
Elliott's first time seeing the balloons...
 The view from the air
 Last summer M took the kids by himself.
 And this year we all went together.
We don't plan on ever buying our own balloon...but it's still a fun summer tradition to go to the Balloon Field. Can't wait til next year!


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