This past weekend, being the weekend before Derby, there were pre-Derby activities. Friday night, we attempted to go to the balloon glow. The glow is an event where all of the balloons that are competing in the next day's race are "puffed" up and lit up at the fairgrounds. In theory, you are supposed to be able to walk around in the field and look at the balloons. In practice, at least this time, it was too windy so only a few balloons could be up at one time. Must be a continuation of the Fantoni hot air balloon jinx. Perhaps it was all for the best as the sound of the balloons firing up was definitely not Jonathan's favorite thing.
Jonathan stayed up the latest he has ever stayed up for this event--9:30! Here he is at the Glow. This picture was taken just after he said "Mommy, no pictures!"
This is what it should have looked like. This year's results were definitely not picture worthy. Luckily for all the balloon fans out there, we skipped the Saturday balloon race so the event actually went forward. Seriously, what is the problem with us and hot air balloons??
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