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Monday, May 30, 2011

Balloon Festival-day one

















We came to Decatur, AL to visit Anneke’s aunt and extended family. Serendipity had it that this was also the 34th Alabama Jubilee Hot Air Balloon Classic. Ok, we knew about the air balloon event, but did not realize how involved Anneke’s cousin’s husband was in this event. As we used to say- he was a big cheese. So in addition to seeing family, we also were treated as VIP’s for this event.

This was our first close-up look at a hot air balloon event. We had a great time watching the balloons; entertainment, food and being treated like VIP’s.

The first day, the evening balloon launch was cancelled due to “strong” winds, but the balloon glow event was a lot of fun.

10 comments:

Sue and Doug said...

what a fabulous event that must have been!!!!

E Squared and Mui said...

I've been ballooning twice ... fantastic experience and highly recommended. I'd love to go to a balloon festival one day ... but first I'll have to gear up for the crowds that tend to make me a bit claustrophobic.

Karen and Al said...

We've been wanting to go the the Albuquerque balloon festival, but it's just too far away. I never knew there was one so close by! Of course we couldn't have made it this year with all our preparations to start our fulltiming life, but we'll sure make note for the future. Thanks for the post.

Judy and Emma said...

Chuck,

Looking at your header, I am reminded of a post I read about the legs of the horses in the sculpture telling how the rider died. I just can't remember what each leg meant. Did you write that post?

Janna and Mike said...

I love watching hot air balloons!

Gail and Rick (Gypsy Turtles) said...

A balloon fest is on our list of "to do's". A balloon ride is even higher on the list :)
Looks like a great time!

Diana said...

Looks like lots of fun, without the huge crowds of Albuquerque.

Rick and Paulette said...

Those balloons are extremely colorful. Looked like a great event to watch.

meowmomma said...

what fun!!!

good timing too!

Paul and Marti Dahl said...

I really like that hippo balloon. I wonader how you fold it up when you're done with it?

Almost as much hot air there as in Congress... ;c)