The weather did not do any favors for this year’s Balloon Rally and Ribfest. Between the brisk winds and rainy skies, the balloons only managed one flight during the weekend. But despite the poor weather they did put on a good show, inflating and glowing the balloons both Thursday and Friday evening. Saturday morning was calm enough for the balloons to take off, but a warm inversion layer kept their altitude barely above the tree tops. I guess that’s part of the challenge of operating a balloon, always being at the mercy of mother nature.
Hats off to Wausau Events for putting together a great event this year, and here’s looking forward to next year’s Balloon Rally and Ribfest.