Hot Air Balloon Festival

We arrived at the hot air balloon festival Friday evening precisely when the glowing began, which was a twenty minute period where the balloons took turns lighting up. This picture does not do the view justice, but it’s all my camera is capable of :

The next morning, I ran the festival 5k, which was quite scenic, resulted in a personal best, and was very enjoyable. Or at least that’s what I thought, until I woke up the next day unable to stand, bend, or straighten my right knee. You can read a more thorough review of that uncomfortable experience under the “races” tab at the top right corner of my blog. After the race, round two of the festival started, and we enjoyed the sunny day stretched out in a grassy field. Once we had our festival fill, we drove a piece of the scenic Natchez Trail and then headed back to Memphis.

The festival was only mediocre, but that didn’t stop us from having a blast. Sharing the  random adventure meant so much more than the destination itself.


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