Thursday, July 7, 2011
It was jam packed into one day because Girl's Camp dominated the first half of the weekend (more on that later).
The three-day festival is a must see, even though it starts at 6:30 in the morning.
To avoid the crowds, we usually attend on the first day of the festival but the morning of the 4th was our only option.
Me too. Especially considering that we know how fabulous Balloon Fest can really be.
Trust me- there is only a 1/3 of the crowd on the other days.
Sadly, I only got a picture from behind. Right as we were going to see the front, a huge gust of wind took down every balloon. Then they packed up and went home. Boo.
(Is this guy even a character?)
Usually parade-eve is spent camping out for awesome parade spots and playing all night.
Am I getting too old? Maybe. This year, the Doty's scoped out the spot morning of and it was awesome.
Parade spectator extraordinaires.
Apparently everyone was off barbecuing, but I think they still made some cash.
I mean, how could you not buy ice cream from such a cute entrepreneur?
And fireworks, of course. How are you loving the new legal fireworks? Making fireworks legal that go 100 feet in the sky has sure spiced up this holiday season.
Hope you had a fun and safe 4th!
Sparkler photo tutorial found here.