Project 52 Week 31: We party with balloons in the Midwest

This weekend my husband and I went to the Great Midwest Balloon Fest with our families. I went to the balloon fest a couple of years ago, but it’s gotten huge with 50+ competing hot air balloons, many thousands of attendees, and a Clay Walker concert. it’s no big surprise I couldn’t pick a favorite photo. Can you?

Three paratroopers dropped from the sky at the beginning of the festival – this one carrying the American flag.
We had a great spot to see the hot air balloons taking off right above us.
All the balloons lit up at dusk for a balloon glow. Unfortunately it wasn’t quite dark yet.
Clay Walker put on a great concert! I knew way more songs than I thought I would.
The crowd went crazy for Clay Walker’s interactive concert with streamers, confetti, beach balls, and flying guitar picks.





Day 122: Patriotism Flies High

Yesterday – the day Osama Bin Laden was killed – will go down in history. I won’t go into a lot of detail since it’s already all over the media, but even though I don’t consider myself the most patriotic person you’ll ever meet, I am glad to be an American.

Canon 60d
1/500, f/8.0, ISO 200
18-200 mm lens (18 mm), natural light