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Tuesday, September 29, 2009

The Adirondack Balloon Festival

Saturday morning, the Terry Family headed north to the Adirondack Balloon Festival. There was a scheduled launch of 90 hot air balloons for 6:30am so we were up long before dawn ~ the event was about an hour from our house. As we approached the airport, where the event was taking place, we saw this ~ tons of very cool balloons and fog as thick as molasses!This was the balloon that greeted us once we arrived. It wasn't just early but very cold ~ 40 degrees! We were all bundled up.This is the Nemo balloon ~ it's a great example of how thick the fog was ~ we are standing right next to it!! For safety reasons, they ended up canceling the launch. So, we went inside the airport hanger for breakfast. Once we'd finished, the fog had lifted and we were able to see a few more balloons.
Emily really thought it might be fun to take a ride in one of these balloons ~ right up until the minute she stood next to one and the operator pulled the fire lever!!! It scared the living day lights out of us all. She no longer thinks that's such a good idea ~ in fact she keeps her distance now! :-)

We'll try again next year!

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