We had to leave the house by 4:30am to make the Balloon Races in Reno. We got there just in time for the 'Glow Patrol', that's not the official name. 5 balloons were set up in the wee hours of the morning to 'glow' for our enjoyment. It was spectacular! I loved it. The announcer would say, 'Get your cameras ready because the balloons will 'glow' in 10 seconds. 10 . 9 . 8 . 7 . 6 . 5 . 4 . 3 . 2 . 1 . GLOW!' Then they rose into the air and would take turns 'glowing'...and then all together. It was really pretty. The kids loved it.
After the 'Glow Show', tons of truck, carrying balloons made their way onto the field. They set up right in the middle of things...so many balloons. And we got to watch it all happen. I love watching balloons being blown up and then lifting off the ground. There's something magical about the whole thing. The kids were a bit chilly but we found them playing tag and eating donuts to pass the time. They were so good to take tons of pics with the balloons.
The Reno Balloon Races happen every year. I remember last year, this was going to be the first 'event' we would attend...except Brandon ended up in the ER and the kids went with our new friends the Heussers and Larkins to see the balloons...and thanks to Paula, I got to scrapbook this fun activity for the kids, even though Brandon and I missed it.
I was so glad to have been there this year. What a show! Now all I have to do is pick whick pics will make it onto my scrapbook page. We took so many good ones. I may have more than one layout.