The girls stayed overnight on the 16th and we were all up early for our ride up to Statesville for the Annual Hot Air Balloon Festival. We arrived and got settled in for a long but glorious day. The sun was shinning brightly and the sky was crystal clear. Only problem was the wind. It got up to gusts of 17 mph which isn’t good for the balloons. After feasting on greasy fast food (not so fast as the lines were long) and the girls trying 4 times to get on the bungy jump (finally made it at dusk so no pictures) the balloons were inflated and took off. We stayed late to watch the balloon glow was which gorgeous. What a wonderful day and a great way to spend it.