Every year on the 4th of July weekend Ashland has the Balloon fest...it's balloon races and balloon glows at night with tons of other festivities going on. Ice cream socials, parades, the usual. I didn't do a lot on Saturday but I decided I would head over to Freer Field early Sunday morning to catch the last race. I got the scoop on where they were going to land and had to laugh because it was right near my house! I could have saved the ride into town, but then I really wouldn't have known where to go next. So up early, off to town, back to car, out to field, and I'm glad I could watch...it's so peaceful to see the beautiful balloons floating above you and for some reason it's just fun to watch!
Each balloon has it's own design and that's the fun part..seeing the creative and the funny...This is an expensive hobby and hopefully people will still be able to afford to race and I'm grateful that we get to enjoy them without having to go up in one!
The balloons lifted off 2 miles from Freer Field and did a fly over to start the competition.
Waved a hearty "good morning" as the balloons flew over us on the way to their stopping point. Which, by the way, was only a few miles from my house!I hopped in my car and took off to the community soccer field.
The balloons were heading over the trees from the soccer field and I jumped in the car and met them in the field on the other side.
Look at the People by the balloon basket and you can get a good idea of how big these suckers are! But so pretty on a beautiful early morning July 4th...Hope everyone has a great weekend!