We look forward to and attend this festival every year.
It is, hands down, one of my favorites!!
The balloons rose with the sun and the sight of
125 balloons in the sun streaked sky is just breathtaking!!
We enjoyed a hot air balloon ride a few years
ago and it was an amazing experience.
On this day, we did not ride...
the view from the ground was all we needed.
So get ready for "my beautiful balloons" ...
and when I say "get ready" and put my hands on my hips, I mean business!!
125 Balloons in total...
It's a beautiful morning...
and when I say morning,
we are talking 7:30 a.m. in New Jersey!
Definitely worth getting up for...
this view is breathtaking!!
The QuickChek Balloon!!
The Hubs and I...
always smiling, always enjoying the moment!!
I think this is an "Angry Bird"...I have never played.
And here I am holding up my purple humming bird,
this was exhausting...
I got hot and tired and was "faking" my smile!! hehehe
This guy was real and a little scary
but I just can't seem to pass up a good, or bad, photo opportunity!!
Now on to the highlight of the day...
"getting noticed" by Jean.
Jean has been reading and following my blog for 2 years,
she recognized me, as I walked past her.
Here we are together!!
What a coincidence that our paths would cross,
that she would recognize me from my blog pictures,
(it's not like I share a lot of selfies...hahaha)
and that we would have the opportunity to meet,
exchange names and become Facebook friends.
Jean does not have a blog, she just reads mine,
and is one of the kindest souls I have ever met, her husband as well.
She attended the festival because she has read my posts about it
in the past.
She said she was hoping somehow she would see me.
Serendipity for sure!
You are a very special woman Jean, I am so happy I got to meet you.