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We left the house around 6:30 this morning to go see the Great Texas Balloon Race. We usually head towards the convention center to watch the pilots scramble, driving to wherever they’re going to launch. We’ve got a friend who races balloons as well, so we usually find him and chase his balloon.
This year, we thought we’d do something different. Our three oldest children our in another state with their cousins, and since we had only the three youngest, we decided to tour the special “shape balloons.”
The skies were grey and even on the ground there was significant wind. The race was cancelled but the shape balloon pilots were allowed to tether their balloons at their discretion. Apparently, most of them did. We saw four of them inflated, and arrived at the sites of three others as they were packing up. (This was still cool because we at least got to collect their cards.)
From looking at the aviation weather forecasts, it looks like they still might have a successful balloon glow tonight, but we’re going to wait for tomorrow night. Winds are predicted to be calmer then.