The town had a balloon event in the park behind our house this weekend - we saw a couple balloon ascents on Friday night, and Saturday evening was supposed to be a "balloon glow." We went down to the park and watched the balloonists shoot flames into the sky from their gondolas - it was way too windy to put the balloons up. However, seeing some friends and eating cotton candy (yuck!) seemed to make it okay for the kids!
|the balloon flames from across the pond|
|Let's not get wet before the hike begins!|
|Dad and his boy|
|A feather found on the mountain|
|the spider was too quick for me to catch (on film!)|
|A caterpillar which will become a Monarch butterfly, hanging out on a milkweed pod|
|Hornets and their incredible nest|
It was a gorgeous day with a breeze and plenty of sunshine. The kids and the dog all got some exercise and fresh air, and we all got to hang out together. A good day.