The past two mornings were the Special Shapes Rodeos and we saw lots of different balloons, but the winds had shifted so they didn’t come right over us. This morning it wasn’t windy enough, so most of the special shapes just inflated on the field but didn’t fly. I have walked over to the launch field before seven almost every morning because it is so much fun to watch them inflate and take off. This is how the law enforcement get through the crowds.
Last night was our night to crew one of the balloons during the “Glowdeo”, where the special shapes inflate and fire up after dark but don’t launch. Unfortunately the winds were too strong so they cancelled the event, and we didn’t have to work. I was looking forward to it but it is supposed to take place again tonight, although it is fairly windy again this afternoon so I doubt it will happen.
Here are more balloon pictures. We have LOTS!
This guy made a pretty hard landing next to the RV’s.
And this kangaroo came down in the cemetery next to the RV parking.
If not for the dust and road noise, we are in a great spot for balloon watching.