Adirondack Balloon Festival!

It’s that time of year!  I love the balloons. The festival is always so dependent on good weather. Some years there have been no flights, some years all 5 flights happen.

The festival opened on Thursday with a small launch in Crandall Park. We can walk there from our house. It’s about a mile or so, which is great because we don’t have to deal with traffic and parking! Score!  It was a little breezy and we were thinking the balloons weren’t going to go and then they started.




It’s neat to watch the process close up.


We saw one balloon actually get a burn in the canvas as it was inflating. There was a big hole in it, so that balloon couldn’t fly (obviously). Makes me wonder if the crowd didn’t get too close.


Jurassic Journey. I don’t know what that is. I could look up the website, but I’m feeling a little lazy 😀




You really can get close to the balloons at they inflate. It’s amazing how they let you be so close.


You’re not supposed to touch the balloons when they are inflating, but kids tend to want to run up and touch them.


Adults, too, I guess.

I love the colors in this one.


My favorite shot of the day. Perfect placement for this balloon to go directly overhead and we could see straight through to the top.


Isn’t that cool?


I was glad to get a chance to catch them. The balloons didn’t fly on Friday and Thursday was the only other night we could go.


Gorgeous evening all around!

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