Wednesday, July 15, 2009

The Steamboat Balloon Festival - 2009

Melanie and I just love the Steamboat Balloon Festival! We woke up early on Saturday morning and arrived just in time to see all the balloons lift off of the field.

Here is a short video for you to see and hear!

After the balloons all floated away, we went to the Art in the Park art fair and bought these wonderful cement-resin-glass pots already brimming with plants. They can sit flat or hang on the wall! Living Art!

After the art fair we walked around downtown Steamboat and went shopping!
I told Melanie that in 2005 when Fred, Emmitt and I vactioned in Steamboat, we met a pug named Earl. He lives in a shop called Embellishments. We found it and guess who was there to greet us!


What a sweet puggy!

Here he is in 2005 playing with Emmitt. He was a little puppy then!

Melanie and I had the perfect weekend.

Crochet, balloons, mountains, wildflowers, art, shopping and Earl the Pug!

Life is good! :)


Sue said...

Hi Melissa and Emmitt,
What great photos! I am especially partial to the cowboy balloon. Also love those planters. They look heavy though - hope you didn't carry them all around the art fair! A craft weekend with my sisters sounds heavenly. Maybe even just a craft day - you've got me thinking!
Sue & Roscoe

Mia said...

It sounds like you had an amazing weekend!! And what better store greeter than Earl?!?!?! Glad you adn your sister had good time.

Laura said...

Throw in ice cream and life would be perfect! Love the balloon pictures - that cowboy one sure is neat! What a perfectly fun day you and your sis had!

Kelly said...

How fun! I think hot air balloons are so beautiful! How fun to see Earl again!!!

Unknown said...

Oh Melissa, I lived in New Mexico once and woke up one morning to find all the hot air balloons landing right outside my window and it was breathtaking. I bet Earl remembered you perfectly and wanted to know where his buddy Emmy was!!! I love those planters, they are going to be so cool at your house.
Thanks for sharing your adventure with us. Us homebodies are enjoying it vicariously! : )

Linda O'Neill said...

Love the pics, Melissy! Earl is ALMOST as cute as Emmitt!

Anonymous said...

Those balloons are so cool! There used to be a few that would take off and land near my house but I haven't seen it in years.

Earl is adorable!

GAIL said...

Loved your pic's. What a cool festival. It does look like you girls had a perfect weekend. I bet Earl was happy to see you again.

Unknown said...

You take the best photos. The next best thing to being there. Thank you so much!

Nevis said...

What wonderful photos of the hot air balloons!!! I've always wanted to ride in one.

NAK and The Residents of The Khottage Now With KhattleDog! said...

Furry khool to meet Earl again!

Nice balloons!

I like the one with the khritter howling at the moon fur some reason!


The Devil Dog said...

Have you ever been in a hot air balloon? THey are a lot of fun. Noisy, but fun. That looks like a great time. It is really cool watching them all take off. What a great weekend.


Hank said...

Wow, great pitchers! Every store should have a pug greeter I tell ya what!

Pug Posse said...

Awesome pictures! Those balloons are so beautiful and they look even better with the mountains in the background (we don't have any mountains here in Indy)! What a great time you had!
Pug hugs and kisses!
The Pug Posse

♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

Wow, we have hot air balloons pass over our home, but nothing as impressive at those!!!

Liss said...

Oh how exciting. The baloons are beautiful! I love going to shops that have animals living in them, they're extra special

Rosie said...

Life is good! - what a great trip and always a pug around to make you smile!
Thanks for sharing makes me want to visit there!

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Hi Melissa
Good Times!
Thank you so much for sharing your photos and stories with us. It feels so good to stop and look and hear what you and Melanie did.
We love those hot air balloons- infact we want one (well one mom wants one).
What a time the two of you had together. You and Melanie are 2 cutie pies!
Loved the planter, and the sweet pic of Earl.
Thanks so much for the breath of fresh air!

ocmist said...

That must have truly been a breath-taking sight to see all those balloons rising in the air and taking off! Sounds like you had a really fun weekend!

marianne said...

What a perfect outing!
These balloons are fabulous and so nice you found Earl again!

Molly the Airedale said...

The hot aire balloons are just beautiful! Mom has always wanted to ride in one but lacks the guts to do it!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch