Results tagged “Balloon Fiesta” from Kazza the Blank One
I actually went to the Balloon Fiesta twice this year. Once with Chrissie, after having had not much sleep on account of hurty, and once after dropping Luc off at the airport after having not much sleep on account of insomnia.
Take two ..
These were all taken from our house
Wednesday Luc was in town, so we went for a drink after work, then back to our place for dinner (duck stir fry) and chatting. Mostly chatting about travel.
Woke up at about 3am Thursday morning. And never got back to sleep. Stoopid brain just would. not. shut. up. Super frustrating. Took Luc to the airport then went and saw the balloons again (sadly no sun again). Although the sun was out for the drive home, which made for a super pretty drive under all the balloons (which of course I couldn't document - doh!).
So Thursday was zombie day. Good thing Lachie was busy doing other stuff, I don't think I would have been able to concentrate on the other stuff we're doing.
Also finished drafting the trivia night questions so the weekend will be spent researching, prettyifying and copying and pasting.
Last night slept for around nine hours, so feel a lot better today.
Friday: watched The Lego Movie with the sweetie (got a super awesome deal from JB HiFi cause they'd mucked up a specials deal, and it came out in my favour :) )
Saturday: quiet day, not much, watched tv, docos, sorting crap out, painting etc. Watched Monsters Inc on tv, because that always seems more logical that popping in the Blu-Ray .... hrmm
Sunday: also pretty quiet. Went for a walk with the sweetie to do an Ingress mission. Went to Mishi's in the evening for a lot of chatting, and a game of Pandemic, which was a bit complicated but we somehow managed to win. We'd need to play it a few more times to get the hang of the strategy.
Monday: got up at stoopid o'clock to see the balloons (sadly there was a bit of fog around so they took off and all but disappeared). Watched My Girl on tv and docos while painting.
Up at stoopid o'clock on the last Friday of the balloons to see the Skywhale in flight and say hi to Neil. Had breakfast before the crowds, although being a Friday morning the crowds (and number of balloons) was a lot smaller than a weekend.
My only Canberra Day activity was to get up at stoopid o'clock and go out to see the balloons. And after hearing about the queues for food and toilets I'm kinda glad I didn't battle the hoards to partake in any of the rest of the festivities of the day.
Foreground lit up by the Air Force testing their burner
Darth Vader inflating
The peacock's head
Went and visited Neil. Was going to buy something, but queue was all the way back through the pavilion and out the door. They were guestimating getting through 140 dozen eggs that morning!
In the evening the sweetie and I shared a bottle of bubbly and toasted a Happy Birthday to Canberra.
@CLBradley and I were going to do that at 11:15 this morning, but somehow didn't get around to it. So I raised a bottle of water instead.
As we were heading for Black Mountain the clouds closed in
But the balloon people were arriving, as were the spectators.
About 6:25 they got into full swing. By 7:30 they were floating in all directions above Canberra.
The only thing that could have made the morning better would have been some sunshine. But I still went overboard with photos! Next year I plan to go up in one :)