Friday, July 11, 2014

Balloons Aloft!

De and I took the evening off and went to what has become an annual event at our local airport near Angola, Indiana.  The event is called 'Balloons Aloft!' and is essentially an air show centered around hot air balloons.  There is no charge for the event, and there are a limited number of tethered and untethered balloons rides available for purchase.  No rides for us, but here are some pics.  It made for a nice evening out away from the homestead.

We were told the 'skinny' ones were "racing balloons"

We didn't count, but De and I think there were 15 to 20 balloons in the show

Seeing the sky filled with hot air balloons is a rare sight.

They launched one after another over something like 45 minutes.
There was one very large balloon that was of an especially interesting design to homesteaders.  We watched from early inflation through launch.
Enter the sleeping giant
Getting bigger!
Learning to stand!
There we go!
Up and away!
There were a few others that inflated but didn't fly.  Mostly a 'static' display, I guess.

Three bees (one hidden) , a butterfly, and two others inflated and making a show of it.
The butterfly was amazing!
Our buddy, the scarecrow, flew over.  Note the difference in size.
Bye, Dude!  Watch out for (big) loins and tigers and bears! (Oh, my!)
It's small town community events like this that add a little spice to our days.  We enjoyed the evening and are looking forward to next year.  Thanks to all the folks who bring this event our little community.  We are blessed!

Col. 1:9-12,



  1. Oh Mark, looks like a lot of fun!

  2. Leigh - It was a great way to spend a Friday evening. Had we stayed until after dark, they set them up and do a 'glow' where the burners light up the balloons like giant Chinese lanterns.