The second day of the balloon festival allowed us to see the start of the fleet liftoff and flight of most of the balloons on the field. There was a full crowd on hand to enjoy the balloons and other activities.
In addition to the balloons, there was the vendor row, a great concert by the well known gospel singer Guy Penrod and finally a great fireworks display.
After most of the balloons took off, the remaining ones set up for tethered rides. This proved to be a very popular event with long lines for the short ride up to about 100 feet. We observed several reluctant riders, who clearly wished to keep[ both feet firmly planted on the ground.
It was a great day outdoors enjoying our first close up of lighter than air flight.