Sunday, August 10, 2008

Balloons over Hudson

Hudson Balloon Festival 2008
What a fantastic day we had. We started out at 6:00am to see the first balloons in flight. The above photo shows an early stage of inflating the balloon.

Balloons in flight, just over the tree tops. It was a foggy morning and many balloonists were waiting for the fog to burn off. Above is a brave adventurer.

Later in the day after much fun, the balloons inflate again, for yet another flight.
There were tons of activities for the children including a silly pirate who painted mustache and goatie on the kids along with a pirate flag tattoo and a gold coin. Above you see my little pirates having too much fun.

Check out the basketless single person arrangement above.

Then at 9:00pm they all got together for a "moon glow". They would all attempt to light up their balloons at the same time. Below you can see the half moon.
I didn't have a tripod, that would have helped, instead I had the top of my daughters head.

A very long but fun day!


Anonymous said...

They are so beautiful and your daughters too. Makes me want to knit wildly colored socks.

Jill L said...

We have a balloon launch here in my home town, but not at night. Great pics!