We headed out after Jerry got off work Friday night cause the launch of the balloons is at dawn and there was NO WAY we were getting up that early to make the 4 hour drive. When we got to the hotel, we went straight to bed, knowing it was going to be a early and long day coming.
Up at 5am to head to the field. The traffic was insane! I expected the parking to be crazy, but the line to exit the highway was miles long! So, we found a gas station overlooking the field and settled in with hundreds of other to watch the show.
I told the kids to hurry, I wanted a picture with the balloons launching.
But I needn't have worried! Once they started launching...
It seemed like it would never stop...
It continued until the sky was filled with beautiful, colorful balloons!
Then we started picking favorites.
See that blue and silver one in the middle? That was Josh's pick.
Trina, of course, picked the butterfly!
Ok, fine, I couldn't choose either. They were all so pretty!
But, Jerry's favorite was the black one here. It is a POW MIA balloon, you just can't see that in this picture.
It was an early, cold morning
Even if I couldn't pick a favorite balloon, I can pick a favorite picture from the day. It was this one for sure!
I'm going to have this one blown up and framed for the wall. I absolutely LOVE it!
Even though I have to give Jerry credit for taking it. Good job, honey!
Bucket list...one down, many to go