Sunday, August 19, 2012

Darth Vader on the hunt….

Darth Vader on the hunt…. by andiwolfe
Darth Vader on the hunt…., a photo by andiwolfe on Flickr.

Yesterday Steve, Richard and I went over to Marysville for the Ohio Balloon festival. Well, actually we just wanted to see the balloon launch or the evening balloon glow.

There was a two-mile back up on route 1 to turn into the Union County airport. The crowd there was huge, and it was really off-putting, so we decided to drive straight through to the exit. That was the plan, but we found a parking spot near the exit with a good view of the airport runway, which gave us the chance to actually see the launch itself without the crowd.

The launch was scheduled for 6 pm, but we think that was when the balloons were starting to inflate. The actual take-off wasn't until after 6:30. The balloons only went across the airport grounds, as far as we could tell. The good news is that we got out of there without too much trouble - a huge relief since I was driving. I don't like long lines of traffic with no alternate routes for escape.....

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