|Is that man getting sucked into the bottom of the cake?|
|Look how big those candles are on the deflating cake!|
|My favorite photo - a view inside the deflating birthday cake|
Imagine waking up to the sound of dragon breath (at least that's the way it always sounds to me) and looking out your window to see a hot air balloon floating down the center of your street. When people ask me why my retired hubby and I don't move away to someplace more exciting, here's at least one good reason.
|That's my house above! Is that balloon about to land on my chimney?!|
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Tomorrow and Sunday morning, weather permitting, there will be major launches of over 100 balloons, with a balloon 'petting zoo' of specialty shaped animal balloons, including them a bumblebee, SpiderPig, a dinosaur, and more. They challenge is, that to view these launches you need to be in your car to face the traffic to the local airport grounds at a ridiculously early hour - like 4:30 or 5am, as the balloons will all be off and flying before 7:00 if the winds are OK. You dress warm, wear mittens, and drink coca. The airport is a hive of activity as the balloons begin to inflate absolutely everywhere. It's a unique experience, just beautiful.
On another note, I am trying to figure out the new blogger format - I had refused to change and had stuck with the old easy format despite its limitations. But yesterday I opened blogger to find that the old format had finally disappeared. So far I find it a struggle arranging photos and text the way I want, but hopefully when I get used to it it will be better, right?
Meanwhile, it's been a few days about birthdays! While the balloon festival celebrates it's 40th, I'm getting ready to celebrate my 60th in a grand way. My college roomie and I celebrated our 18th birthdays together our freshman year, shortly after we met. Ever since, she has lived on the opposite coast and we have seen each other only rarely, but have stayed friends. We decided to celebrate the big 6-0 together and in 2 weeks the two of us will meet in Las Vegas for the first time EVER! As of two days ago, all reservations are made and plane tickets are purchased. Now, if I could just figure out how to lose 10 pounds in as many days....