(080:  Teamwork.  Photo © 2009 by Robin)

M and I arrived at the field where the Balloon Classic was being held around 6:30am.  We timed it just right.  By the time we walked around a bit to get an idea of where things would be, the teams were starting to bring out the balloons.  There was still some ground fog, but it was beginning to burn off.

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(Heavy ground fog.  Photo © 2009 by Robin)

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(Laying out the tarps.  Photo © 2009 by Robin)

(Bringing out the balloon.  Photo © by Robin)

More photos to come soon.

Yesterday was a LONG day.  After spending two hours watching balloons, I spent another 4-5 hours prepping, blanching, and freezing broccoli.  I think this is the first time I managed to process all 17 lbs. in one day.  My big hope now is that we don’t have another major power outage like we had last year when Hurricane Ike blew through.

In the evening we went to Blossom where we sat on the lawn and listened to a Schumann Piano Concerto (the pianist, Ingrid Fliter, was wonderful) and Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 5.  I think I may have slept through some of the Tchaikovsky symphony.  The music did weave its way into my sleep.