Tuesday, May 29, 2012
We went to Ah-bama to see Ahna and Grumps. While we were there we went to see the balloons. I haven't seen the big balloons since Momma was pregnant with Ruth, so I was very excited to see them again. I knew just what they were when we saw them. We got up at 5 am and left to go to the park at 5:30. We were all tired; but after I got my cup and ate some cheerios on the blanket, I was happy. A very unusual thing happened, there wasn't enough wind for them to fly. So they didn't have the hound and hare race, where one balloon flies off, and then everyone else blows up their balloons in a hurry to try to be the first one to catch the hare. (On another note, Ahna was laughing at me, because she says I say "didn't" like a Yankee. Instead of saying it like "did-unt," I say it like "dent." I don't get it.)
They did end up and fly even though they said not to. Momma said it was something called teethering, not real flying, because they are anchored to the ground or to truck hitches. All I know is that they did go up and down. Grumps says the best part about the balloon races in Decatur, is that you get to mingle with the balloons. You get to walk around under them, and get close and watch them blow up. You can talk with the balloon people. Some of them where even giving rides. He says some places the spectators, don't get to be on the field. There was so much to see, kids riding in wagons, and people sitting around. Other people walking around looking at the balloons, and of course all the people blowing up the balloons. There were all kinds of dogs around to look at. We even watched one dog catch a frisbee. He missed a bunch of times, but he caught it some too. He must have just been learning. We thought he was really funny.