Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Hot Air Balloon Festival: Version 1

This weekend we went to the hot air balloon festival. It was pretty foggy, but we were still able to see the sights that were there to be seen! Since we got there early, we looked at some of the 'extra' things they had set up for viewing. It took place at a county airport, so it handled the crowds pretty well.


U.S. Air Force- the Mr. knew what type of plane this is, but I forgot what it's called.



These are the flames that are used for putting hot air in the balloons. It was pretty warm, even from where I was standing. I love the light the fire casts!



Remax balloon barely inflated...

...mid-inflation...

...and fully inflated!

This was a 'special shape' balloon. Could you imagine if that landed near you in a foggy field, all by yourself??

This was one of my favorite balloons!

NapTime MomTog

We made camp near this balloon while we watched the other 30 or so balloons inflate for awhile.

EARTH WONDERS by anaeugenio and then, she {snapped}

There are many more pictures from this weekend to post, so be on the lookout. I think we saw 30-40 balloons, in total.  I didn't want to show all of them right away, so the suspense awaits!


14 comments:

Mrs. Claus said...

I love hot air balloons! The flames shot has to be my favorite though.

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Ashley Sisk said...

How neat - I've always wanted to go to one of these.

Ana Eugenio said...

YAY! I love hot air balloons! flying in one is a dream I have. maybe one day I'll be that lucky ;) thank you for joining 'Earth Wonders' with such a dreamy photo.

Roscoe Ramblings said...

Wow! Your pictures are beautiful. I've always wanted to go on a hot air balloon ride, but I'm scared of heights!

I'm now following you via GFC! Have a great day!

Sarah said...

Oh wow! What awesome shots. Looks like so much fun!

em said...

Very cool!

Ewa said...

looks like it was a great day out !!
that colorful balloon looks amazing :)

Jodi said...

I love hot air balloons. A pizza place here in town has one in the shape of a tomato and you can see it from time to time flying in the sky.

Great pictures :)

Bonnie said...

Ahhhh, I love hot air balloon festivals. Mr. A and I had so much fun at the one that we went to last week. It's romantic to be sitting underneath all of these balloons, too.

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Leovi said...

Beautiful series of photos, must have been fun.

Kimberly said...

Looks like a wonderful sight to see! Love your photos! Love that alien/monster balloon! My boys would go nuts for that one! :)

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Heidi said...

Beautiful shots!

Pieces of Sunshine said...

It would have been wonderful to watch all the gallons inflating and taking off. They look so amazing as they float away. We have a Remax office in our home town here in Australia too.

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

I love these shots. The alien balloon (I think that's what it is) is amazing. :)