At the Balloon Festival
Some of Kristina's friends were going to the
Syracuse Balloon Fest
and we were invited to go along. Kristina's friend Heather has
hot-air balloon connections in Iowa, so we got an insider's look at what was
On an unrelated note, before things started we were down by the lake in
the park, and a float plane landed and then took off again:
We got to sit close to the action. Here's one of the first balloons going
up, the people in the foreground with the rope are trying to keep the balloon from rolling
around too much while it is being inflated. (It was pretty windy out).
Here's that balloon once it took off:
There were around 30 balloons in total.
It costs around $150 for a flight, so needless to say Kristina and I didn't
go on one (at least not this time).
This balloon didn't have a basket, it's just a chair with some propane tanks
After dark some of the balloons came back and they'd make them glow:
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