Saturday, April 19, 2008
Off to see the Hot Air Balloon Race
Today I took the day off from gardening and went to see a hot air balloon race. The Sunrise Balloon Race is an event that comes to my neighborhood every year. The race is launched from the Tamiami Airport, a regional private aviation airport near my home in the southern part of Miami. It begins on Saturday and ends on Sunday and hundreds of people attend every year.
The race benefits the Sunrise Community, a not-for-profit organization providing services and support for people living with mental and physical challenges in locations throughout Florida. This year, 34 hot air balloons participated and what a sight it was to see all the balloons taking off at sunrise in perfect climate condition for balloon racing. And for the first time since I've been attending the lift-off, we were treated to a dog balloon and the Energizer Bunny!