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 269: Come Fly Away

I’m glidin’ in the beautiful sky, it’s such a clear day, oh
Go ridin’ in your sweet lullabies, come fly away, ay oh
I’m glidin’ in the beautiful sky, it’s such a clear day, oh
Go ridin’ in your sweet lullabies, come fly away

– “Come Fly Away” by Benny Benassi

As we left my friend Tekia's Southern Comfort Food Fest yesterday, this hot air balloon was taking off toward the sunset. Those of you who know T understand how perfectly this represents her.