The weekend buzzed by pretty fast, didn’t it? We were hoping for a long cupcake ride, but it was not to be. Saturday started off drizzly and rainy, so that put the kibosh on that plan. Luckily, though, the weather cleared up by the evening and we were able to cycle to the balloon festival. The local airport is about 5.5 miles from our house and that is where they were having the balloons, so we rode there. No parking fee and we get right in to the area.
This is the smaller of the 2 balloon festivals that happen here.
It’s nice that you can get right next to the balloons and be under them when they go up.
The setting sun gave a nice glow to the balloons.
This guy is a Canada/USA balloon. I am not sure what it is or what the company is, but the balloon is fun.
Ladybug was here this year! I love this balloon.
Balloons are just so peaceful to watch. Kind of noisy, though. You hear a constant ‘whoosh’ as they fire the burners.
Sunday was a better weather day. It cooled down a little, which was quite nice. We decided to ride a little longer in the morning. First off was a ride to breakfast! We biked to Coffee Planet for our bagels.
My new pink shirt for biking.
Yummy carby goodness.
We decided just to bike around after breakfast. We actually didn’t even stop and did 20 miles after breakfast before we got home! It’s nice that 25 miles really is an easy ride for us. I remember a few years ago when it was a big deal. It takes a long time to build endurance, but once you have it – it’s fun!
The other item on the agenda was a picnic! My brother-in-law’s birthday is Monday, so we had a picnic today.
We all brought items. My father grilled the burgers.
John presenting the spread:
Time to eat!
Others were swimming, but John and I didn’t feel like swimming. Then we had dessert – strawberry shortcake.
I tell you, John and I don’t have children and it is exhausting being around the nieces LOL! Phew. I am beat.
I need a nap like this!