Monday, September 6, 2010

Hot Air Balloons

This past weekend Boise decided to do the hot air balloon lift off, I'm sure it wasn't a last minute decision.  Anyone in town could get up early and head down to Ann Morrison Park and watch the balloons take off. 

Saturday morning came and we dragged ourselves out of bed while it was still dark!  We headed over to the park and saw the droves of people.  It was a little more busy then I had realized.  But thankfully Daddy knew what to do and he took us into the middle of the balloons, no standing on the side for us.  We were feet away from the hot air balloons while they filled up and then took off!

Chas is always happy for a photo opportunity.  The two oldest kids loved watching the balloons take off, even given the loud noise.

I don't know if Charlotte like the balloons or not but she tolerated us dragging her off to the balloons.

The balloons they just kept blowing up and up and up.

By far our favorite balloon was rocket.

Then we discovered we were surrounded by pirates!  We do love pirates at our house.

You may not be able to see but that small flag is a pirate flag.  We noticed a few other balloons had pirate flags.

Then the show finished off with a Coca Cola balloon.  When the sun was behind the balloon the color was so bright.

But then it wasn't over. The weather changed (I didn't feel a breeze) and a few balloons passed over us to move to a different clearing to try to take off.

While we were heading out they began the port-a-pottie knock over contest.  Yes the balloons got low and began knocking over port-a-potties.  It was pretty funny.  Of course we were getting hungry and a certain someone was done with sitting in her storller.

The poor girl was just hungry.  We got her home and few and she was the most pleasant little person for the rest of the day.  Which was so nice considering the rough teething week we've had.

Next year we are marking our calendars and heading out to this fun hot air balloon event again, it's a family must do.


Urban Parks said...

What a fun day. We wish we could have shared it with you!

allerkins said...

I remember going to this when me and my sisters were about your kids' ages. I think that it has impacted me my whole life because hot air balloons are still one of my very favorite things! I'm glad the kids will now also have that great memory!

Donna said...

That looks like a lot of fun! Glad the kids liked it.

Julia said...

HI Sally!
Come on by The Apron Goddesses today. There is a surprise waiting for you on my current post! :)

denverallens said...

Looks like so much fun! We're going to the one in Albuquerque the first weekend in October. We've been once before, but it was by far the coolest thing I've ever watched!

Midwestern Gone Idahoan said...

How come I didn't know about this until AFTER:(!! You will have to remind me next year!!

Krissie said...

Sounds like fun! You should come to the one in Albuquerque. It's SO amazing! I love going every year and this year I believe we are doing the morning & then at night they have the glow...which is also by far amazing!

Scott Spencer said...

Greetings from the Spirit of Boise Balloon Classic, Scott Spencer here ... So glad you enjoyed the event with your families, for us, that's always the hope.

Having hosted and produced the event for our community in two locations (Fairgrounds & Ann Morrison Park) I can tell you that it is Laurie and I who are lucky enough to have a job that brings smiles and creates memories.

We'll look forward to seeing you all at first launch, August 27, 2014, of the 23rd Edition of the Balloon Classic ...

Cheers - Scott