Up, Up & Away!

The kids and I just spent a great weekend at the Adirondack Balloon Festival in Glens Falls, NY which is a few miles from where I grew up.  If you have never been to a hot air balloon festival, it is definitely a worthwhile experience.  This one boasts 90+ balloons and unpredictable weather!  The balloons only went up two of the five potential launch times while we were there.  It must be incredibly disappointing to be a balloonist and to be constantly checking the wind and cloud cover but I guess that is probably part of the fun for them!

Sunday morning (at 6:30 a.m.!) we saw these beautiful sights -

Ok, maybe the alien is not exactly beautiful but it is so cool, and surprisingly, the alien balloon was my daughter's favorite!  I am resisting the urge to blow up poster size prints of some my pictures!!
Here are a few from the Thursday launch where they ended up all over my parents' neighborhood! 
Check out those fall colors!  Arlington had record-breaking temperatures in the upper 90s on Thursday and Friday last week so we are not seeing ANY fall color yet.  At this rate, we will be raking on Christmas Eve. 

Hope you had some fall fun this weekend!