Small Town Living at Its Best

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Tuesday, August 21, 2012


We spent some time at the Olathe Balloon Festival in Olathe, Kansas - a couple of weeks ago.  

The evening festivities were opened by jumpers from Ft. Benning, members of the Silver Wings.

There were 2 men, and 1 woman jumpers.  The lady had the beautiful parachute pictured above.

The American Flag coming down was beautiful.
 The balloons begin to inflate.  This is a small festival, only about 40 balloons total.
 We sat in the right spot, when they launched, they went right over the top of us.
Mr. Potato Head was popular with the kids, as
usually the figured balloons are.
 Annie, the lady bug, was over 3 stories tall when inflated.  She was RIGHT in front of us, so we were able to see how they inflate, launch, and deflate.  
 When going through the photos, I realized that the balloons just look like a bunch of Easter eggs as they are lying on the grass.
 The most popular thing are the flare ups they do in the late evening.  Of course the darker it gets,
the more amazing the light show.  
 Thanks so much for stopping by.  I always enjoy your visits and comments.  Sandi