This morning my wife and I woke the kids at the break of dawn and loaded them into the car to go meet the hot air balloons at our annual balloon festival. One of the largest gatherings of balloons in the United States, the Greenville South Carolina Aloft festival is a chance for ballooners to show off their skills and compete in a weekend long event that everyone can enjoy.
If you are interested and are in the SC area, the Aloft festival goes on all weekend and they will continue to have balloon launches - weather permitting - in the mornings from 7-9 and in the evenings around 5-8pm. If you have the drive to wonder around the maze of country roads while looking skyward, head out soon after the launch for some fun chasing them. If you think texting and driving is dangerous, try driving while looking at balloons and finding roads to get you to their landing fields. Now that's FUN!