Each year a town not too far away from us has a Hot Air Jubilee celebration that we never miss. There is a mass launching of balloons very early in the morning, late in the afternoon, and they have a balloon glow at night. We make the trek out every year, at least two of the three days that they are in town, and we have a blast watching the hot air balloons inflate and rise into the sky.
They say that when you're in the air, you are moving with the airflow, so you can't feel any wind, which in turn gives you the sense that you are actually floating. To me that sounds amazing, and while I'd love to take a flight, I'm not too awful keen on the kiddos doing it, and so each year I refrain. That's okay though... as much as I'd like to take a balloon ride, I enjoy sitting with the kids and watching the show even more.
I'll post a few pictures for you to enjoy. Aren't they just stunning and gorgeous?