This post should really be Carolina BalloonFest but I guess certain things are not meant to be. I planned to attend the event at 7 this morning, had all my camera gear ready the night before. I’m not sure if it was food poisoning but I got real sick and was up all night. I felt better by 7 am but by then I didn’t have the energy to drag myself out of bed. I promised my dad and sisters that I would make spring rolls for them today, and here they are. It was a task getting it done when you’re not feeling too well.
Lee had her birthday cupcakes at my dad’s house.
After we ate dinner, we thought we could still make it to the night event of hot air balloon glow. We drove by the Statesville Airport and weren’t allowed to go in because the parking was fulled. We drove to a nearby farm and saw several cars parked there, we did the same hoping to catch a glimpse of the balloons.
I had my camera facing the direction of the airport, the night sky looked promising and we could hear the music from the festival and by now there were about 15 cars parking with us.
I kept looking for the moon, it was a clear sky but moonless. Then I saw a bright light shining through the trees, I wasn’t sure if it was the moon rising at first. I guess I’ve never seen one this low before, it almost touched the ground.
By 7:15 pm (19:15), no sigh that they would be releasing the hot air balloon glow so we decided to head back to my dad’s house. The moon had rise above the tallest tree by then.
The night sky is not as cleared tonight, but it is a full moon for us and the moon has an orange glow around it.