Did you know, the hot air balloon is the first successful human-carrying flight technology. Presently, hot air balloons are used primarily for recreation. Gradually with the time, it has become one of the most entertaining summer events that is quite famous for it’s beauty and rides.
Every year during the month of May, Turf Valley in Ellicott City, Maryland, celebrates the long running balloon festival hosting events with great excitement and fun. The Hot Air Balloon Festival is a 30 years old tradition that is quite admirable and colorful. Every year hundreds of visitors come to the festival to enjoy the wonder of hot air balloons and to gaze at the colorful spectacular sky.
Well, this year May was my year to feel this breathtaking experience. I must say, what a kind of “wow” experience was it!! Sitting in one of those woven basket and flying higher and higher into the blue sky…woah!!.. I was like “is this really happening!!” I honestly wished for the time not to end!! This is something you should do at least once in your lifetime. Moreover, the beauty of the colorful balloons flying in the sky, the astonishing enlightened night sky, the live music, the varieties of delicious food and loads of entertainment – the event as a whole created a kind of experience I’ll always cherish.
Here are few pictures from this year’s Hot Air Balloon Festival in Turf Valley. Enjoy the colors!!
So, the hot air ballooning in my bucket list is now checked. How about yours?