Friday, July 1, 2011

Hot Air Balloons

So I think I am finally caught up with all my blog posts - wow!

On the Saturday after I got back from Utah, our first Saturday as empty nesters we decided to go to Tigard to see the Hot Air Balloons take off. This happens every year but we hadn't been for a long time - since before Tessa was born we think!  We went quite often when the boys were little but then we would talk about it every year but not make it. 

We called our empty nester friends the Jensens and asked them if they'd like to get up at 5:30 a.m. and head out to Tigard with us - lucky for us they said use.

It was a perfect day for a hot air balloon ride - only we weren't riding.  Just watching.  But it was a perfect day for watching too.

The colors of the balloons were amazing and the whole thing made for some fun picture taking!

After all the balloons were launched we headed over to the Original Pancake House for breakfast and I ate this!

A cinnamon apple dutch baby - let's just say it was amazing.  And don't worry,  I didn't eat the whole thing but between the four of us it managed to disappear!


Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing the fun pictures of the balloons. We loved going to see the balloons in Albuquerque. When Celest was a baby, someone asked to take her up in a balloon--lots of fun! The cinnamon apple dutch baby makes my mouth water. . . .THANKS! Tamara

dawn said...

Beautiful photos Leigh Anne. You should enlarge and frame one for a color splash somewhere in your house. I love The Original House of Pancakes. Was there a line?

Leigh Anne Wilkes said...

Dawn, We were early enough that we walked right in but there was a line by the time we left.