Sunday, July 31, 2011

Up, Up and Away.......

my beautiful, my beautiful balloon!!! Today we went to The Quick Check Festival of Ballooning in Readington, New Jersey. This is a great day trip for us, only about an hour from home. It was a beautiful morning, we went to watch the 6:45 a.m. mass (125) balloon ascension. It was like heaven on earth!! There are a lot of pictures, so sit back, relax and enjoy the ride!!

This balloon went first, it is the "balloonmeister"
he throws out a landing target for all the other balloons!!!

Then they blow up all the rest of the balloons.........

The hubs, you can see the balloons being blown up in the background!!

They release them one at a time, every couple of seconds......

This one was my favorite!!!!!
Who knows why?!?!?

Chuck took all the pictures, every single one. With the exception of the one's of himself!!!

The Red Bull Air Force Skydive and Wingsuit Demonstration

Breakfast of Champions
Funnel Cake and a Strawberry Smoothie!!!!

Me coming out of a "Mr. John"
This has never happened before & it will never happen again!!!!


Chuck and his "finger"
He forgot to put his hand in his pocket for this one photo!!!!

The festival is held at The Solberg Airport in Readington, New Jersey,
so there are lots of planes around the grounds.

The End!!!!! 


  1. the strawberry one is too cute! lovely colors all in the sky at once!

  2. Thanks for sharing have you ever been up in a hot air balloon? Funnel cakes yum the smiling face one is cute.

  3. Wow! That is a lot of balloons! Funnel cakes for breakfast. No wonder you love to go there.

  4. seeing all those colourful balloons in the sky would keep my camera and me very busy.Great shots.

  5. Those ballons are pretty impressive!

  6. What a beautiful sight that must have been to see all those balloons in the sky!! Great photos, Debbie.

  7. What a spectacle - all those lovely bright colours in the sky. We went to a balloons festival many years ago when the the girls were little. We all loved it. Your pictures are great.

  8. spectacular!!!! love the colors! Such a great day trip ~

    Hope you got my email!

  9. What a fun day! I know why your fav is your fav. :) I'd have a really hard time picking my fav..they are all so pretty.

  10. This would be so fun to watch. How great it was so close to your home. :)

  11. I would have LOVED to see all those balloons...they almost don't look real! I would have been saying Look! Look! Look!

  12. How beautiful these ballons are in the air!
    (My favorite is the strawberry!)