Up up and away

Last week we went to National Balloon Classic, an annual hot-air balloon festival, held in Indianola, Iowa. It was a neat experience watching them take off and land. Maybe next time, we’ll have the opportunity to ride them too.

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The green flag is on. Fire-up the balloons.

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Almost ready for take off.

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Lift off!

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More balloons are fired up.

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“Up, up and away in my beautiful, my beautiful balloon.” – The Fifth Dimension

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When all the departing balloons from our area took off, we saw other balloons from afar. They are arriving for a landing.

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The balloons have landed.

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Time to party.

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Goodnight balloons…..

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Go fly into the sunset.

“Once you have flown, you will walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you long to return.” – Leonardo da Vinci