It’s my second time to see them colorful giant balloons and it still got the child in me giddy and exhilarated in awe!
Less happening in this year’s hot air balloon fiesta (i.e, sans the Breitling, etc.); nevertheless, the highlight of a weekend of everything that flies, the hot air balloons with different characters, are still delightful to see! And oh, I got to see them much, much closer this time! Weee!
It was Valentine’s Day, too!
for reference: how big they are
playful little puppy
it’s the flying barn house again!
it flew just right above my head!
on a date on Valentine’s Day
feet off the ground
this way, please.
here they come, paragliders!
the Barn House
side by side
hello, little puppy!
setting it up
ready to fly
more air here
getting it ready
little puppy awakened
19th PIHABF sidelight: mini hot air balloons
Bob Marley was there too!
bird and moon in surreal scene
that’s all folks! 🙂
My first time to witness the actual setting up and taking off of hot air balloons, my, I was like a child thrilled and delighted. If only the price to ride in one of those wouldn’t burn my wallet big time, I’d definitely love to experience being inside the basket rather than just looking at them from afar and zooming in my camera to take a souvenir of the colorful giant balloons.
All the nice thoughts came in my mind as I watch them slowly being lifted up by the hot air breathing into them.
They were like carefree spirits being drifted away by the soft wind of February. Then I remember my childhood and those moments when I felt like I have all the freedom in the world to scream, jump and play till I drop.
A bit of a romantic soul that I am, I noticed one balloon leaning on another and I imagined that they were lovers on a date looking at the horizon where the sun will rise.
Ah, the paragliders! They make me want to fly. There’s this one gliding all over the field while carrying the Philippine flag with the national anthem playing in the background. It was a beautiful sight! Seeing our own red, white, blue and yellow flying across the sky gave me thoughts of freedom and pride.
Oh, it was such a lovely, lovely day! Minus the heavy traffic on our way home. hehe.
16th Philippine Hot Air Balloon Fiesta. February 2011
Welcome every morning with a smile. Look on the new day as another special gift from your Creator, another golden opportunity to complete what you were unable to finish yesterday.
Be a self-starter. Let your first hour set the theme of success and positive action that is certain to echo through your entire day.
Today will never happen again. Don’t waste it with a false start or no start at all.
You were not born to fail.
Photo taken at Clark Field Pampanga