Saturday, September 8, 2012

Alex At The Reno Air Balloon Festival - I



Song:  Until The Last Moment

Artist:  Yanni


We went to the 2nd day of a 3 day balloon event in Reno.

The event took place just 10 minutes from home.

We got there at 4:30 A.M. in order to see the Balloon Light Show.

This first article will cover the night portion.

The second article shall cover the daylight mass lift off of 87 balloons.

Throughout the festival...
beautiful music played on the loudspeakers as the balloons took flight.












They had select balloons light up their canopies to music
(dueling banjoes).







They then had a lift off of a select number of balloons called the Dawn Patrol...
in commemoration to the Dawn Patrol of WWI.

Throughout the festival...
they had an announcer who had explained about the balloons and pilots...
and the balloons had coordinated burns with countdowns so 
people could take shots of the glow of the balloons.

What a beautiful sight they were.
This was the first time we had ever gone to a balloon show.

It was well worth going...
part of a day of magic for Alex.

2 comments:

  1. Oh my! The photos are awesome but I can only imagine how spectacular it was to witness this in person. 4:30 AM is quite early, but I love how you don't let any opportunity pass to expose Alex, and yourselves, to new and interesting things like this.

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  2. It was a tremendous day...as you will see in the next article. It was a magical day for all of us. It was such an interesting event. I can't believe we hadn't gone to one earlier.

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