Thursday, August 2, 2012

Balloons Over Niagara

Buffalo loves a Fest.  Starting in June and going until almost October, there will be some sort of fest, fete, or show going on every single weekend.  There are art fests (multiple) Old Home Days, the Erie County Fair, Juneteenth, Polish Fests, Greek Heritage, Italian, German, Lebanese fests.  There is never a dull moment!

This past weekend we went to Balloon Fest.  I'm not sure if we've ever had a balloon fest before this but who doesn't want to see a bunch of hot air balloons floating through the sky?  I know that I certainly wanted to see that. 

We showed up around 3:30 and headed straight for the kids section.  Annabelle did some exuberant bouncing for almost an hour before she was so sweaty she was melting.  We grabbed some free! cupcakes and got Annabelle her first ever snow cone and rested underneath a tree in the shade.  Once we were all cooled down, we perused the shopping stalls where Annabelle was trying to convince Mark that she should buy me a secret present.  So cute!  We ate some dinner and pulled the car around to the edge of the field where they were going to launch the balloons.

Unfortunately the wind was blowing in the wrong direction so the balloons had to stay on the ground but they still heated them up for all to see.  We were able to to get right up close and talk to the owners of the balloons, touch the basket, and learn all kinds of interesting details about hot air balloon flight.  All in all, it was a great day.

A lime snow cone.

Open wide!

At first we didn't think we would be able to get so close.

Running closer!

Our view from the car!

Annabelle's favorite balloon.

Just a girl and her thoughts.

A few balloons moved to a different field and were able to fly over and land near us.

Annabelle takes a shot of Mark and me.

Family shot.

Inside the balloon.


1 comment:

  1. That's pretty awesome! I hope we can find one like that to check out sometime in the future. These pictures are great--very clear! And A looks like she had a blast.