Saturday, May 12, 2007

The Balloons!

Andy and I went to the Walla Walla Balloon Stampede this morning. This meant that we had to get up about 4:00am to leave about 5:00am and arrive there by 6:00am. What an early day for us! Going to the balloons on Mother's Day weekend is a tradition for us. Usually, my sister goes too, but she made some other plans, like driving to Mexico with a our other 'sister'! This one is from Wild Horse Casino in Pendleton, Oregon.

Here is a looky inside as they are blowing it up.

The upper picture is what we saw when we were walking in.
Strawberries, anyone?

This one is called The Wild Goose. I just love the snakes and eyes in the bottom picture of the cattails.
I heard that there were 39 balloons total. That doesn't sound like many, but for our area it is. They are having a Night Glow tonight. We have never gotten to go to that. One of these years we'll back it though. Tonight a close friend of ours is playing music with the band she plays in. They are the Dawg-on Cool Katz .
If you live in the area, you should go see them sometime. They are good and have a fun time everywhere they play!


CrochetManiacs said...

Oh WOW!!! Those are awesome!
We have them here in Bowling Green every year and I love to see them when they do that burn after dark. And to hear them is so neat.
Glad you got to enjoy them, I always do when they come here. I looke forward to their visit here each year.

Lady_MSnow said...

That is one thing I would like to see in person that I never have. They are so intriguing. Thanks for sharing pictures. :)

Miranda said...

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Summerysmile said...

Wow! That looks like something I would enjoy...looks like lots of fun! What a great Mother's Day!