After the bunny took off, the other balloons began to inflate They seemed to take off in some random order....
The Energizer Bunny is well on his way - the others will soon follow!!
Another - optical illusion, use of DOF - the blue balloon is nowhere near the size it appears to be next to the largest balloon in the world!!
The 37th annual Great Balloon Race (http://www.greatforestparkballoonrace.com ) is was held on Sat September 15, 2007. The balloons are all setup close together in a large field and then they started inflating slowly. The race is called a "tortoise and hare" race because a lead balloon takes off and lands at a distant area - the "tortoise". The other balloons take off one by one(the "hares") and find the lead balloon. Once they find the lead balloon they drop a sack of birdseed as close as possible to that balloon. The balloon that drops their sack of birdseed closest to the "tortoise" wins the race.
coming soon -
a small car show -
the St Louis Air Show - from high up in the hills above the air field:
http://www.stlcofair.org/ Photos of the Chain of Rocks Bridge
A drive up the scenic Mississipi River with Fall colors
A tour of the St Louis Botanical Gardens