We are in Indianola, Iowa right now sitting in a field. There is a National Balloon Festival going on this week. The festival was only a 1/2 hour south from Altoona, Iowa (Adventureland) so we decided to check it out. The balloons go up every morning and evening at 6:30 am/pm central time.
I think we arrived a little early. The parking is in a field and it’s first come first serve. Well, only being a 1/2 hour away we got here at 12 noon. There was no one here. So we set up in the field and we’ll see if we’re told to move or not. There was a nice couple in the information booth that told us we should be fine where we parked. Last night they had over 4000 people show up!
So tonight, check out our on board camera for a view of the balloon field. We are parked on top of a hill overlooking the field, so you should be able to see quite well.
They plan on going up at 6:30 central time tonight. Then at dusk they are going to do a “night glow”. That’s when they inflate the balloons, but don’t fly them. They just light them up. It should be an amazing sight.
Then tomorrow morning, 6am central time sharp, David & I are going to the field and taking a hot air balloon ride! This will be our first. We’re really excited about that. Lots of pictures to follow that I’m sure.
So remember, check back tonight, 6:30 pm central time, for the balloon flights. Then at dusk the night glow. And if you’re an early riser, you can check out the flights at 6:30, central time, in the morning tomorrow. That’ll be us waving.