Hats off to Wausau Area Events for another great Balloon Rally and Ribfest. The fickle weather can make it difficult to put on an event like this, especially when balloonists are solely at the mercy of wind speeds and direction. But we still had ample opportunity to see the colorful balloons inflate and glow. Most of them even got off the ground Saturday and Sunday morning. I’m certainly looking forward to next year’s event.