Hot Air

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Last weekend, we drove to Clark Field in Pampanga (a province north of Manila) for the 18th Philippine International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta. We arrived early enough but there was already a huge crowd milling about. As I fiddled with the camera, I enviously eyed the ones who were able to secure a good spot for the expected photo ops and complained to the husband that everyone around me seemed too tall! πŸ˜€

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To signal the start of the festival, skydivers jumped from a light plane, one of them with the Philippine flag. We then spent the rest of the morning Β with our eyes glued to the sky, enjoying the sight of colorful balloons and paragliders and getting mightily impressed with the daring ofΒ aeronautical acrobats.Β Like everyone else who had a gadget (or two) in hand, I just clicked and clicked away.

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I’ll post pictures of the cute balloons next time. πŸ™‚

27 thoughts on “Hot Air

    • The emcee/host at the fiesta kept saying that Friday was terrible weather-wise. The sky was a bit overcast last Saturday but it did not rain. I hope you’ll enjoy fair weather next year when you go again. Thanks for dropping by, Doms. πŸ™‚

  1. Amazing feats with the camera as usual, Tita. Love the side by pairing of photos, I always try to do it and fail miserably πŸ™‚
    I have always wanted to take a ride on one of these, just a thrill, I think. I bet you enjoyed.

    • Being in the midst of an SRO crowd is like being in the land of giants for me. Would that I had longer arms and elastic eyeballs.
      On the other hand, that’s kind of gross, hahaha.
      Thanks, Ms. Pix! πŸ™‚

    • Thanks very much! Wow, you’re a balloonist? That’s got to be one of the more exciting things to be. πŸ™‚
      I do hope I get to ride at least once, I have no doubt it’ll be a thrill.

  2. These are amazing Tita! I agree with Uncommon girl above, our balloon ride over Capadoccia was an unbelievable experience!
    On a different note, is there any reason why i can’t see a comment box in your next post?

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