The National Balloon Classic was going on in Indianola, Iowa for the past week, ending tomorrow, August 8th. We’ve never been to a hot air balloon festival before, and as luck had it, Thursday evening was the last evening for a “night glow”. That’s when all the balloons get together on the ground and ignite the burners to light up the balloons, at dusk.
There was an empty field next to the balloon field where they set up general parking, so David found
a wonderful spot on top of a hillside. The only thing that was a bummer was the telephone poles in the way. So most of our pictures have the poles and wires in them. Oh well. We still had a great time.
They had a local band playing and plenty of “carnie” food. All in all, it was a nice evening. David also surprised me with a hot air balloon ride the next morning. We of course got tons of pictures, as this was our first balloon festival and hot air balloon ride.