If you wanna know more, read on~ So, start off yesterday around lunch time, my friend Danny had just gotten back from work, and we had no idea how we were going to spend our day. He tosses up this idea to visit a friend of his who was volunteering at this Harvest Balloon Festival down the road a little. "Better than nothing, right?" So we take a drive there. So this festival had a lot going on, literally thousands of people there, the center of attention being several hot air balloons that were to be the main attraction later that night. So, we meet up with his friend there. And it turns out, he knew one of the families there who owned one of the balloons. And just like that, me and Danny got swept into helping them out.
So we unload this hot air balloon's basket...and soon enough, we find ourselves running tethers and a bigass deflated balloon out and holding it open as the blew air into this thing...thousands of people watching us, thousands of people waiting on the centerpiece of this festival. It was crazy! We blew it up with gas and slowly, slowly, slowly, the balloon rose. And then what? They ask us to help them out by crewing rides on this thing, helping hold it down as charity groups cycled through rides and stuff. So we spent the next three hours there, helping them with rides. Totally fun! I swear, jumping on that balloon as it came down! I felt like such a pro directing people and stuff. Haha! XD
And when all was done and done, who got to go on a ride? WE DID! AWWW! It was so awesome~ Then we deflated it, packed it all back up, and then we got treated to dinner at Chili's afterwards as a big "thank you" for our help. Who could ask for a better day? AND TOTALLY UNEXPECTED TOO! <333