Sunday, September 21, 2008

Plano Balloon Festival 2008

This weekend we headed out to the Plano Balloon Festival. Since we have moved here, we haven't missed it! Its a beautiful sight! This year my Aunt Cindy came along and we had lots of fun together. The really neat thing about this year was that we actually got to walk onto the balloon launch field this year. Normally they have that area blocked off to the public. Because the weather was so good(barely a breeze)we were able to walk up close to the air balloons. It was so magical! I actually ran and twirled around like a nut. There was magical music playing(the Jurassic Park theme I have playing on the playlist right now) and the balloons were lit up and glowing all around us-it was just so cool! Anyways, it was a great night. Check out the slideshow below. Joey got some awesome shots of the balloons!



17 comments:

Katie said...

Can't believe we missed this again!!! Guess there's always next year. Looks like a blast. Don't you just love hot air balloons. Is this the music from the soaring over California ride?

-Melissa- said...

It was so cool to see the balloons up close this year. I'm glad we went this year. Great pictures!

Jan said...

We used to do the balloon festivals in Colorado Springs and in Reno -- loved it. Such fun for the kids to really see what goes into getting one of those things up in the air.

Sarah said...

i had to chaperone the stake dance, so we missed it :( looks like it was even better than usual!

ACDC2005 said...

Love the music! That is soooo cool! Looks like it was so much fun! I wanna go! Haha!

Tara D said...

It does look magical. Cali had some of the funniest expressions, lol.

Nicole & Family said...

How fun is that! A balloon festival! That is pretty cool!

devri said...

I just noticed that your youngest looks like daddys twin..

What a great memory.

Marie said...

I love hot air balloons. It is my dream to one day fly in one! They often fly over head here where I live. The dogs at the big house go spastic over them, especially the little King Charles Spaniel. They drive her nuts! I love it when they are close to the ground and you can hear that whoosh sound from their fire. It's so magical!!! Looks like you all had a wonderful day! You have such a wonderful little family there!

Tiburon said...

Wowsa - that looks awesome. We need something like that here!

Love the pics :)

I have been thinking about you - i hope you are doing well.

Grammy Staffy said...

That looks like so much fun...how neat! I love the slideshow. You have such a sweet family. thanks for sharing these special times with us....now...that is something else that makes me smile.

Hugs, Grammy Lura

Patty said...

You got some really good pictures! I'm glad you guys had a great time and got to get an up close look. That's nice that Cindy got to go too!!

Cindy said...

What a "magical" moment it was to walk onto the field. Thanks so much for inviting me to go along with you guys ~ I had a great time!!

The Bright Family said...

we lived in Plano about a year and never knew about this--we soooo missed out!

Emily said...

I want to gooooooo! I'ts always on the boys birthday week and so hard to get to. Maybe next year.

cyndi/mom/nana said...

I look forward to hearing about your balloon fest that's so cool. I especially love the pictures you take at them I can't pick a favorite one because they are all beautiful.

Shankar said...

It would be cool if they let you go up in one. I'd go!