It was a lovely weekend here. On Saturday I put the top down on my Cabrio and drove about 2.5 hours north to a town called Wausau. They were having an event called a Balloon Rally and Glow. It also included a mini BBQ competition, live music, kites, some kiddie attractions and biplane rides. Annoyingly, not one of my several sets of rechargable batteries had juice when I arrived and I had to go on quite a hike, but managed to purchase some. I got back to the event grounds at between 6-6:30 PM so the sun was on its way down and the kites were gone. I over-edited some of the pix too in my attempt to compensate for the not so good lighting. But there are a few pretty nice ones.
It wound up being too windy for the balloons to launch. So, as much as I enjoyed the BBQ and music... and imagined I would enjoy the "glow" when it got darker... 5 hours round trip seemed like a lot for just that. So I shelled out some bucks for a biplane ride. It was just as cool as you might expect.