Wednesday, August 1, 2012

My Beautiful Balloon

On Sunday the 29th, the hubs and I headed north to the
Quick Check NJ Festival of Ballooning.

This is the third year we attended this super fun festival.

We arrived at 6 a.m. for the 6:45 Mass Ascension
of 125 colorful Hot Air Balloons.

Mass Inflation

Hi there...

look at those beautiful colors!!

At times, the sky was so blue,

a total of 125 balloons were launched.

The colors and patterns are just amazing.

The balloon in the center is tethered,
for those who want to experience the thrill of the ride
 and remain attached to the ground.

You can purchase tickets, to experience the festival from above.

But on this day, I prefer the view from below.

It is an amazing sight,

it can't be explained,

you have to experience it!!


There were some cute, colorful shaped ones for the kids,



but my favorites are the colorful, traditional ones.

I purchased this flag at the fair,
I plan on leaving it out for the entire summer!!
July 29, 2012

 
The hubs and I were lucky enough to have our
own hot air balloon ride, in June 2011.
Pictures from that adventure can be viewed here.

It was the experience of a lifetime, one I will never forget!!

33 comments:

Adrienne said...

So beautiful! LOVE the flag...and the strawberry one is my favorite! I don't have many "bucket list" things, but a hot air balloon ride is one thing I do want to do some day!

Andee said...

Oh Debbie your pictures are amazing! I love the shot you got with so many in the air at once! I wish we were there at the same time. Maybe next year. I just went back and looked at your post of your ride. It looked so amazing. My boys have asked everyday if they can go back there and see the balloons :)

Marissa @Life On Our Mountain said...

Gorgeous colors! I love that big strawberry!

Sharon M said...

Wow, those are some fantastic colors, and I just looked at your pictures from the balloon ride. That's crazy!! I'm not afraid of heights, but I am claustrophobic, so I don't know how well I'd do... but what wonderful pictures!

grammie g said...

Hi Debbie...It would be one I wouldn't forget either because I would be petrified lol!!
I have seen them land in the field, and sail over my house from personal owners of them!!
Awesome sight.. and great photos to show them off!!
The balloon festival will be held here in 2 weeks!
Grace

Beth said...

They are all so beautiful. I love watching them.

Gillian Olson said...

What a great event, beautiful pictures. I have been in a balloon only once, but it was magic, and your post today has brought that back to me today, thankyou.

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Beautiful balloons. I would love to see a balloon festival. I went to the post of your balloon ride. Fantastic photos.

Blessed Serendipity said...

What a beautiful sight! The balloons are so colorful and pretty. It must of been a magical experience.

xo,
Danielle

TexWisGirl said...

i've been to a mass balloon launch here n. of dallas. it is truly a sight to behold. your photos are beautiful!

Łucja-Maria said...

Beautiful balloons.
They are very nice and so colorful!

barbara l. hale said...

Oh, I love balloon festivals. What terrific pics you have there. Greg and I were lucky to take a balloon ride for our 25th anniversary. It is an experience I will never forget. Indescribably wonderful!

Bonnie said...

It sounds like a perfect day. I agree the colors are fabulous. When I first began reading I just knew you were back up floating among the clouds:)

Magia da Inês said...

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Passei para uma visitinha.
Muito bonito, todas essas cores...
Boa noite!
Beijinhos do Brasil.
¸.•♡彡✿⊱╮

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Wow,that is a colourful sight. I would love to see something like that in person someday.Until then I can enjoy your pictures.

Ellie said...

Wonderful shots Debbie, I love all of those colourful balloons.
We once went to a balloon festival here in Scotland, my girls were all quite wee at the time. I must look out the pictures I took - thanks for reminding me :))

Gina @ Gigi Marie Photography said...

Oh what a glorious sight!!!!! I love hot air balloons & these are just gorgeous!!!

Diana Seal said...

Debbie, your pictures are amazing. The colors are so vibrant. Thanks for sharing!

Miss Debbie said...

Beautiful...what a sight to see!

Jill said...

What a fun thing to do! Your photos are just beautiful! It must have been a very exciting day.

Dianne said...

these photos are stunning
I can feel the excitement as well as see the beauty

Farm Girl said...

I love balloons too. Gosh so many. I bet you had a wonderful time. Your pictures sure are pretty.

Brian King said...

Wow! Awesome photos, Debbie! Lots of great colors! I've never been in a hot air balloon, but I really enjoy watching them. Great shots!

Lisa Gordon said...

Aren't these the most amazing things???
They are so beautiful, and I love the sound they make when they go over early in the morning.
Wonderful photos Debbie!
xo.

Karen said...

Oh wow Debbie! Terrific shots! I love the pink elephant!

rainfield61 said...

They are so colourful to brighten up your day.

eileeninmd said...

Debbie, they are so colorful and pretty. It would be exciting to see the mass ascension. Awesome shots, have a great day!

maggie said...

They were absolutely beautiful! Thanks for sharing :)

JAPAN SAMURAI said...

There is a balloon festival in Japan, Design of the balloon so great I still foreign.

HOOTIN ANNI said...

I've been to the balloon festivals in New Mexico....love the quiet air that surrounds us at day break, and the hissing of the hot exhaust and the spurts of fire....but, I must say, I have NEVER seen the flag raised in such a way as what you shared....that balloon is spectacular!!!

Muffy's Marks said...

I am in awe of their silent beauty. Hopefully next winter I will be able to experience a hot air balloon show in Lake Havasu AZ. Your photos are so pretty.

Ida said...

These were wonderful. Loved them all. I especially like the shaped balloons (I'm a kid at heart)!

Susan said...

What an incredible array of balloons and colours.
I remember your post about your balloon ride - seems like only a couple of months ago :D)