I FINALLY got through the gates and found a place to park, and it feels SO good to stretch my legs!
I gathered my gear, and started up the hill.
I HOPE I can find my spot later…
As I got to the dirt road, I heard a voice call my name, and it was Brian A, a fellow local photographer in his car with his wife, and they were leaving.
We chatted for a little bit, and I headed off for my well deserved beer!
It was quit noticeable, the lack of balloons in the air, just laying on the ground like colorful shadows…
Walking to the Victory beer truck, I did see someone was taking advantage of the strong winds, by flying a very colorful kite!
You might be able to notice, the long grass had just been cut, and was laying in the sun to get dry, but that did not stop the children from building hay forts in the fields!
I finally got my beer, and quietly drank it, as I surveyed the fields and the setting sun…
My stomach and nose also told me, it was time to get something to eat, so I ventured back up the hill and into the vending area.
and of course, there were kids and parents all over the place!
All eyes were on this man and his flying kite! – As long has his kite was flying high in the air, no balloons were taking off!
Eventually, one brave group decided to give a balloon raising a try!
As the sun faded, the temperature began to drop.
Folks began to cuddle up, as a few more balloons attempted to fill the night sky.
But the winds refused to die down, as the balloons began to slowly sink back to the ground, a mere shadow of what they could have been.
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