freedom balloon fest

Posted on June 10th, 2017 by mountain girl  |  1 Comment »

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We took the kids to the annual balloon festival here in town a couple of weekends ago. My brother Seth came up from Charlotte, and his and my childhood friend Linda also joined us with her kids, Nick and Sophie.

There were 25-30 hot air balloons from all over the country tethered in a field, and we watched them pop upright one by one and fill the field with color. A storm warning kept the balloons from taking off, but we went though the field after sunset for the “balloon glow” and met the pilots, who pumped flames into the balloons and handed out trading cards to the kids.

It’s been a long time since David and I have done anything fun at night–almost since having kids, haha–and I had forgotten how much I love it. I’m really looking forward to more summer festivals!

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One Response to “freedom balloon fest”

  1. Mimi says on :

    OMGoodness! Those pics are GORGEOUS. And what a “friendly” photo of childhood friends! Amazing that we’re reacquainted with Linda after so many years. The kids look so cute, all together!

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