While I was browsing through an Arizona events calendar that I downloaded, I saw a balloon festival at Lake Havasu City. Not as big as the one in New Mexico, but it will do! Plus the real London Bridge is there. Since I’ve visited London, I figured I should go see it.
It is a 3 day event, so be prepared for a lot of balloon pics! There are over 50 balloons and they schedule a ‘mass ascension’ a couple times a day. This is, of course, based on weather conditions.
The first morning was pretty good and many balloons were in the air. They were pretty spread out, but I got some decent multi balloon shots. I love the witch and, of course, Angry Bird. The colors are so brilliant and with the blue sky and bright sun it is a feast for the eyes.
Angry Bird up, Angry Bird down!
The evening launch did not happen. The winds were too strong and would blow them across the lake and into California. It is a really long drive to get around the lake and would have been too much for the chase crews.
A few went up for a couple minutes, but were back down quickly, and still in AZ. But many did inflate, even though they just stayed on the ground.
There is a fair like atmosphere, with all the good/bad fair foods you would expect. I will have a funnel cake before I leave!
“It is only in adventure that some people succeed in knowing themselves – in finding themselves.” – Andre Gide