Family Fun – Hot Air Balloons

The final part of our family fun day was hanging out with the people who organize the Carolina Balloon Festival each fall in Statesville, NC. They brought two balloons to the bike race to display. This was not a night flight, but it was just to show off a couple of the balloons without taking off. We were able to watch the entire set up and airing of the balloons. It was spectacular. It is hard to imagine how big these balloons are when you see them up in the sky. But when you see them aired up in the middle of town, it is amazing to compare the size of the balloon to the side of the buildings downtown. If you live within driving distance of Statesville, NC, you should check this event out the week-end of October 16-18, 2015.

Enjoy these pics. We were nearly speechless watching them.

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This was a neat event that gave a great ending to our family fun day. I want to go see all the balloons now at the Carolina Balloon Festival.

Siggie - Tami Fox

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Tami Fox is a homeschool mom of 6, who in age from 26 to 11. She and her husband have homeschooled for 17 years and have graduated three of their children from their homeschool. They are currently homeschooling 3 boys who are in grades 11, 9, and 6. They use hands-on learning and unit studies to ignite the fire of learning in their children. Tami is a homeschool author and conference speaker. You can contact her by email at Buy her book, Giving Your Children Wings at

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