This was our 3rd year attending the Michigan Challenge Balloonfest in Howell, Michigan. Balloonfest is one of our must-see-can't-miss events each year. You might think that it would get old watching hot air balloons launch year after year, but you would be so wrong. There is just something absolutely amazing about watching these aircraft inflate, take off and soar though the air.
We always get there early to get a good spot and eat a picnic dinner, so there is a bit of waiting and chilling at the beginning.
Olivia and Saragh danced away to the music playing (loudly) over the speakers.
This balloon was homemade (as opposed to commercially made like most of the others) and the basket is a rolling garbage can! The kid who made the balloon made it from recycled balloon fabric and materials. Very cool!