Hot Air and Meatballs

If you were hoping for meatballs, i apologize for the false advertising.  There are no meatballs here.  I just didn’t know what to call my post, and I’m hungry… so meatballs came to mind.

But I hope you will stick around because I have plenty of hot air.  Just some photos taken a few weekends ago at a local festival.

I can’t believe I have lived in Connecticut all my life, and never knew the festival existed or that they had these early morning launches once a year… but a friend at work mentioned it.  Often on my lunch hour, I go walking at Norton Park down the street from our office. The event takes place at this park.  The park is nice enough… I really enjoy my walks there.  But that morning it was transformed into one of the most amazing places I have ever been.

I rolled out of bed at 5am on a Sunday (which would typically be unheard of for my lazy ass) and decided I was not missing my opportunity to witness the annual balloon launch. My husband opened one eye wondering where the hell I was going at this hour, and begrudgingly, but surprisingly offered to join me.  (I hadn’t really invited him since, not in a million years, did i think he would get up that early to go with me.)  It was still dark as I rushed him out of the house, my heart racing that I would miss the launch… but we got there and hadn’t missed a thing.  One by one, two by two, they came to life… and floated away.

There are really no words I can write to share with you how amazing that morning was.  I felt like I was in a cartoon.  My pictures might explain it a little better… and yes, that little white dot is the moon.  But you have to see it with your own eyes to really get it.

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It was so worth getting out of bed.

xo skyblue


Tree at Norton Park

Please learn more about the festival here!  I think you can even sign up for ride!!

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