This is the group we planned the trip with! There were 19 of us...13 kids and 6 adults. It's the first time we've done a trip with friends....(Susan...you're family!!). It was a really fun experience! I was taking this picture and so the other missing mom.
When we got to the field, the mass ascension was delayed due to wind and upper-level rain. We were really disappointed to think we wouldn't get to see the balloons go up. We spent some time in the "Discovery center"--getting warm--I mean learning about hot air balloons. This "gondola" was set up with fake fire and all...very popular among picture takers!
A picture shortly after they made the decision to go ahead and launch the balloons.
Our first view as we came out of the warmth of the "Discovery Zone". Yes!! They were going to launch some balloons.
A good shot of the (partial) Mass Ascension.
As you can see by the flags in the lower part of the picture, it was still very windy. Shortly after I took this picture, they stopped sending the balloons up due to rain, wind and lightning. We still got to see enough that we got the effect we desired. It was a beautiful sight.