This year Alya is much easier to stand long drives, so finally a more-than-30-minutes drive is a piece of cake. When I saw someone mentioning Midwest Balloon Fest on Instagram, I immediately put it on our October wish-list. Saturday afternoon worked the best for us. We planned to get there around 4pm, the program sheet looked promising. And, of course, Alya decided to take a super-long nap that day :D. At around 5 pm we were doubting if there is any point driving to the fest. The balloon glow was taking part after sunset anyways, so we went. Good that we didn’t go earlier. The whole festival looked like the most average one, except of the hot-air balloon part. Many people were still arriving to catch the glow show.
Sunset colors were magical that day. The only balloon which got up in the sky. The rest remained on the ground as they were acting as trick-or-treat stations. Alya couldn’t believe her luck 😀 Lots and lots of people were enjoying the great opportunity to take some good shots of the balloons. Every now and then a little countdown was made and all the balloons were lighted simultaneously. The trick or treat part. Looks like it’s almost “mission impossible” to get some candy, but in reality it was very easy to move in the crowd.
All three of us really enjoyed the fest, it was definitely worth a drive.
NB: Most of the photos were taken by my husband, except of the last 6.