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Hot Air Balloons and Fitness

Saturday, July 16, 2011

The blog I wrote yesterday was about all of the non-scale victories I have hate lately. Well, today is an emoticon day! Today I weighed in and lost FOUR pounds! emoticon emoticon

Beyond that, I had another non-scale victory last night. My friend told me about a hot air balloon rally in a town eight miles away. No, I didn't walk there - but I did park my car farther away than I had to and walked. We walked behind the middle school, up a hill to their field. We bypassed a TON of people who were just chillin' in their folding chairs watching the balloons.

You see, hot air balloons are HUGE in person! emoticon We didn't even have to climb the hill to see the beauty of them.

We went durning the lighting of the hot air balloons. It was stunning. It was after dark and when they lit the fire in each balloon, all the colors presented themselves. It was absolutely amazing. I never thoguht it would look like that. I don't know why. It was absolutely stunning.

So back to my story. We trekked up the hill and walked. We bypassed people in chairs, and kept walking. We were able to get pretty close to the balloons. We were getting bit up all over the place but it was worth it! I know I would have stopped in the parking lot last year - I would have had no desire to get close because of the effort it would have taken. Here is me about half way to the balloons with a few of them lit up behind me:

Beautiful, right?

So not only did I get to see magnificent hot air balloons revealing their colors in the night sky, I walked so much more than I would have a year ago. I was proud that I didn't stop. I would have gone into the balloons if they would have let me! But that is today's attraction. They are having tethered rides for $10 per person, first come first serve. Unfortunately for me I have a birthday party to take Heather to, so I will miss it - but that's ok. Seeing them light up was something so beautiful that I don't even have the desire to go inside. My hot air balloon dreams from my childhood were fulfilled last night.

Thanks K for telling me about them, and thanks Nicole for being my supporter and walking with me - even with all those mosquitos!
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  • CELIA1975
    2494 days ago
    Oooh....They look so gorgeous! I love hot air balloons. I could stand there and stare alllll night. hehe...I'm so happy that you experienced that!

    And KUDOS on the weight loss! You worked SO hard to get rid of them. Is it a surprise when you lose pounds?? You walked 20 miles to get close to the hot air balloons! (That looked like 10 miles in the photo lol) emoticon j/k....congrats!!
    2499 days ago

    Comment edited on: 7/18/2011 11:35:41 AM
    That's awesome! How pretty. :) So proud of you for walking so far to get closer to them! And your effort was clearly rewarded with a beautiful light/balloon show. :) Woohoo!
    2499 days ago
    emoticon You are doing so great ! I am so proud of you as I am sure that Heater is. You are amazing and so are the balloons! emoticon
    2500 days ago
    It's nice that you are walking more. All that extra effort will definitely add up. The balloons look impressive.
    2501 days ago
    Oh man I would love to go to something like that with my camera! Good job on the walking!!
    2501 days ago
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