I wasn’t sure what to write for last week’s win until Saturday. It all started on Friday, though, when I had the grand idea to have a cup of coffee with dinner. Not being a regular coffee drinker, I’m not accustomed to how caffeine affects me. And after an entirely sleepless night, NOW I KNOW! lol
When Jude woke up and I realized it was already 5 AM, I decided to throw in the towel and take him with me on a little adventure. A nearby town was having a hot air balloon festival, and I was hoping to see some balloons in flight. We’d gone one evening last year, but it was so windy that the balloons couldn’t even inflate, let alone launch, and someone told me the winds are typically most still for the 6 AM launch windows so you have the best chance of seeing it then.
We arrived just a few minutes past 6:00, perfect timing!
The fog was super strange and magical on our way there. Apparently 5:30 AM is quite lovely. Who knew!
I am so disloyal. I thought this balloon was pretty ugly and wondered why anyone would ever make a green and gold balloon. You’d never know I live in Packer country! I bet it was most everyone else’s favorite!
While the balloons were readying for takeoff, the announcer explained that if you were to buy a balloon today, it would cost between $35,000 and $40,000!
I waited to leave until this balloon took off. I love the chevron and the rainbow was fun. It was one of my favorite balloons!
This was not my favorite balloon, but it was one of the last ones to take off while I was there, and I realized just before it left that if I walked quickly across the field I could probably get a shot of it from the underside. Something about looking up on it makes me smile.
The Big Win came later in the day when I realized I had not been cranky toward my kids. I’m sure I wasn’t perfect, but I expected a lot worse of myself following a restless, sleepless night. I’m kind of lucky it happened, too, because if it hadn’t, I never would have been up in time to see the balloons fly.