02 August 2006
After seeing that there was going to a Nite-Glo last night down in Indianola and considering that my mother would be in town, of course we had to go down and check it out. Unfortunately, our luck with hot air balloons continued to be lacking. When we pulled into the grounds everyone was walking and driving in the opposite direction. When we got out and started wandering towards the site, a nice lady offered, "Too windy, it's cancelled, maybe tomorrow!" Which really was too bad, because it was a gorgeous night out. Quite a contrast to my last Indianola balloon experience when it was boiling and there was long hours of waiting for something to happen and it never did. BUT...we were lucky to witness three balloons landing in fields right along the highway on our way down. We were pulling off the highway and cutting onto gravel roads just like the other chase vehicles and spectators. It was quite fun!
After the strike out at the balloon field, we hit the A & W and ordered from the intercom and ate in the car while listening to some golden oldies and hearing mom tell about the times at the A & W in Shen. Good times. And I forget how good A & W root beer is, especially in a float. Delicious!
Well, when's the next balloon chase, and who's up for it?
- middleson at 10:36