14 September 2010

Spirit of Boise

I'll be posting more pictures and giving you all an update on "what I did on summer vacation" soon, but first I want to show you the Glowing Balloons of Boise (tm).  My friend Taryn and I developed that highly technical moniker. 

Actually, Boise used to have a big community party every year called the River Festival.  When the orgnnizers of the festival went bankrupt, the party went down the tubes.  Er... the river.  Several years passed, during which various groups would try to revive it, but sadly nothing else has gained popularity like the River Festival.  Part of the Festival involved launching hot air balloons, and the balloon masters (is that what they're called?) would spend several days launching in the morning, completing courses for points, and then making the balloons available to the public in the evening.  This event has continued every September, under the name Spirit of Boise.

Briefly inflating some of the shaped balloons as the sun sets.

Mmm... we love us some Dutch Bros!  And it had the shortest food line.  Sorry for taking your picture, lady in the bottom right corner!

Go Broncos!

The lineup.


GoodTimes said...

What fun with the balloons! They look amazing at night... don't think I've ever seen one lit up at night.

Leah said...

Aww, I LOVED the River Festival back in the day. Thanks for bringing back the memories. :)