After 3 years of missing this Festival,
that takes place every year in Statesville, NC
around the middle of October,
we finally made it!
BUT it was not such an easy feat this year!
It took us 3 hours in traffic, and about a mile walk in just to get there.
At least it was a gorgeous Autumn day to be out.
Not a single cloud to be found…
Then we received the unfortunate news that the balloons would not be flying due to “wind”.
Since we were starving and needed to stretch our legs,
we decided to stick around anyway.
And fortunately, the balloons did inflate and start to glow around dusk. 🙂
We got lucky.
MAYBE next year we’ll see them fly.
Although, in all honesty, I’m not sure the traffic, food, or variability of the weather is worth it.
I think with some more planning and experience
we will do what we saw many other brilliant people doing…
Packing a cooler, some chairs, and finding a good vantage point
(away from the festival)
to watch the balloons fly.