Sunday, June 26, 2011

Night Glow

For your viewing pleasure, here are some of the pictures of the Hot Air Balloon Night Glow we went to last night. The size of these balloons and the colors they illuminate when lit up at dusk are magnificent.  These pictures hardly do them justice.

Hayden @ His First Balloon Festival

This is the basket

The basket on its side as the balloon is being laid out
The Balloon Master who pulls the balloon out as it starts to inflate

A couple of the balloons getting pumped with air

Hayden next to the balloon as it is inflating

Just a little bit more

Time to turn on the heat

Going up

Slowly rising
And there up

Outside looking in

And the glow




And the last two pictures are what everyone waits for: The Night Glow.  When they all light about at the same time it illuminates the whole sky.  It is just beautiful. 

They don't actually fly at night.  They stay tethered and you can talk to the pilots, Balloon Masters, etc.  This is a great educational opportunity.

They did however launch each morning of the festival at 5:45am weather permitting and these past 3 days of the festival have been almost perfect weather. 


  1. Breathtaking! Absolutely breathtaking!

  2. Look like great fun - I'd like to be brave enough to go up in a balloon :-)

    One day maybe


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