Sunday, August 18, 2013

Up, Up and Away

 This morning we went to the annual Lewiston/Auburn Balloon Festival. For the first time! What took us so long? Easy parking, manageable crowd, nice balloons. We watched lots of them set up and take off.

They start by laying out the basket and balloon.

Then blow air into the balloon with big fans.
Once air is in, the burners heat it.
causing the hot air inside to make the balloon lighter than the outside, colder air.
and off they fly
filling the air and drifting away

There were 2 sculpture type balloons, but the penguin was having trouble.

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