Oh, we always have interesting experiences and stories to tell. Because it was so dark the bus we hustled to was not a "regular" bus but a shuttle van but the driver we,comed us on board. When two other couples got on we (Tom, Linda, Phil & I) began to realize the van was for the Provost RV'ers. Goggle Provost and you will see...we were out of our class. Anyway, good story to laugh about and we got to the Launch Site.
Then we realize.....the weather is questionable….
maybe the balloons can not go off today cuz it might be too windy.
Eventually 10 balloons go off.
They are the Dawn Patrol. Experienced pilots testing the weather conditions,
making sure it is safe for everyone.
First the balloons are rolled out.
Hot air blown
Yesterday we were told this is the only sporting event where spectators can be so close to the action. Even be a part of the crew. Maybe next time for me????
Did I mention it's chilly. Dress for mid 30's weather to start.
And thousands of people milling amidst the action.
What a spectacular display of color.
About 10:30 we take the "regular" shuttle bus back tour rv and....lo and behold! Some of the balloons are landing at the field by our RV's.
What an amazing and exciting day.
Linda, Tom, Sharon and I took the bus to the Evening Glow.
Beautiful Sandia Mountains
More visiting and Baileys before bed. But another early morning tomorrow.