Sunday, September 16, 2007

The World Below

















This weekend was the great hot air balloon races. One of us wasn't so thrilled to be there, but we thought it was pretty cool. They blow up this humongo Energizer Bunny balloon which I thought looked kind-of tacky. Sorry, that probably offended a few, people were pretty proud of it. I guess I prefer the classic balloon look. And then they play a cheesy song that goes something like 'Up, Up and Away...in our beautiful ballooon.' Hmm...the lyrics don't do the cheesy factor justice. You'll have to call and I'll sing it for you to get the full effect. Sheesh, I'm cynical today. Anyway, the rabbit starts it off and when it's on its way, they announce the go ahead and all the crews start blowing up these balloons right in front of us--I counted about 3 dozen in the field just ahead of us. What a pretty sight.

'Well this can't be good,'

methinks to myself. If it were me and I was blowing up a huge, nylon balloon with hot air and fire, I think I would give myself a little room. The crowd got a little anxious as this group of balloons all started crowding each other at once. But what do we know--it turned out fine.



6 comments:

Barb said...

Looks cool. Your pictures are too, even the cranky one's cute. I agree with you on the bunny balloon. It sounds like it spoiled the whole classic balloon festival feel and made it tacky. I would love to hear you sing the Up Up and away song, looks like I will be calling you soon.

Erin said...

HOW FUN!!!

kelly mccaleb said...

you have a beautiful family!! arrested development is perhaps my fave show of all time.

Natalie said...

They are actually having one of these in Kirksville this weekend--just kidding!

Jill said...

that is awesome!

valerie said...

Hot air balloons are so fun to watch!!!