March 11th, 2020

krazy koati

The world's a nicer place in my beautiful balloon

And now let's bid farewell to BalloonFest. We were there only a couple of hours, for sufficient reasons.

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A good last look at the carousel, and the sea horse mount.


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Another balloon taking off! And, oh, hey ...


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So I realized that the actual balloon was in sight of the Balloon ride.


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And then I realized I could make a better picture of the Balloon ride with a balloon that's gone off on its own.


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And there's another! These hot air balloons are just all over the place.


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And here the sign for the Mighty Mouse, the ride which would be bunny_hugger's 249th logged roller coaster.


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And someone brought their doggo along to BalloonFest! I do not believe the dog was taken on the roller coaster because that would be really quite bad.


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Couple more balloons trying to get into the act.


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I like this shot for the way it suggests the ride canopies might just be balloons on their own.


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Under-ride shot of the Mighty Mouse, which also shows off the upstop wheels which run underneath the track and make it why roller coasters can't jump off the track.


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Ah! One more balloon's just about ready to go, and ...


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Bye! Although BalloonFest would run a couple more hours, we weren't going to be there for it. Why not? ... Watch this space.


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