I really love Provo UT for the 4th of July. They have so many family friendly activities with that down home feel. One of these such events is the balloon festival which spans over a few days but that’s mostly because a) there are so many balloons that enter to they need multiple days, b) you never know with wind if there will be a cancellation or delay. Not wanting to risk to or fight the crowds on the 4th we went the Friday before this year. I wanted to take little Mr. to experience this at a young age and he is fascinated with all things balloons, rubber fabric, whatever form. What is particularly fun is that they lay out all kinds of different balloons and were talking like 20+ in one morning. You get to see the whole process of that balloons rise right up close. You can go right up through them touching the fabric as it gets larger
and larger. It’s like a maze of balloons rising on all sides of you! Watching the large fans the blow so rapidly and hard that they are filled to capacity in no time flat. I don’t know am I the only one that finds this whole process fascinating? And then if all that wasn’t cool enough those things actually lift off the ground, I mean come on it is incredible! No I don’t really have a desire to go up in one, but I think they are so beautiful rising in the air with all the colors swirling. Growing up in Utah Valley we saw balloons all the time as it is apparently a great location to fly. We would often see them land in the park across the street from our home. I think this all contributes to my love of this fun fourth of July activity. Watching My little Mr’s excitement at they filled them was so fun and then it only increased as they took off one by one in rapid succession. We had to cheer “Wahoooo!” As they rose in the sky preparing to compete in the various activities we laid down and watched. Another lovely memory, you know those are my favorite things to collect and having them with this precious little boy and My Mr. fills me with joy. Ok sorry for the cheese, I am just so grateful. Hope you like the rainbow of color in these photos, I just couldn’t stop snapping. I love color so much that I think I was overwhelmed and lost control. And so here I am throwing all my colorful balloon photos up all over you! Lovely description I know, so enjoy lovelies!