|Balloons at Spiedie Fest|
The iPhone alarm went off at 5:15AM. Crawled out of bed, poured a cup of coffee, and a bit later 8 of us headed to Otsiningo Park for the morning balloon launch. The good - no entry fee to the park and fewer crowds. The bad? It is 6:30 AM! We watched a number of balloons fill & launch, all filled with passengers. By the way, the price for a ride is $225.00, expensive, but it looked like everyone was having a great time.
After the last balloon launched we headed home (with a stop at McDonald's for breakfast).
We went back to the evening launch. Don & I went into the park and the rest of the crew stayed on one of the bridges over I81 to get an overall view. Both locations were interesting - they launched 24 balloons, and while not all at once, there were enough in the air for an interesting picture. Of course, since Don & I were in the park we didn't get one of a large group, but still there were lots of smaller groups & individual images. See them all at SpiedieFest, Day 2.
The plan is to try for the 6:30AM launch tomorrow, so I'm trying to get to bed early.