June 19, 2005

Of Hot Air and Bloggers

I had such a nice day yesterday. Did I mention I was spending the afternoon with Harvey and TNT? Yeah - well - I did.

Headed up to see a balloon festival. Hot air balloons - rather appropriate for 3 bloggers, don't ya think! Anyway - it was a pretty big deal so we made an afternoon/evening of it.

We caught the end of the car show......all I can say is Memories, like the corners of my mind..... You know you're old when you've actually driven, ridden in or made out in most of the cars (same models, not same cars) that are on show. DAMN - when did that happen.

Then we wandered around the arts and crafts booths. Saw some pretty cool things I'm gonna tell Mama about - she's so talented she can make anything. It'll add to her little store we're putting together.

There was a bit of a delay with the Balloons. Something about briefs and winds - I'm thinkin' they were telling the pilots not to fart too hard it'd mess up their underware, but what do I know. Anyway - it gave us a chance to just lay around on the grass and chat. I simply LOVE spending time with these two. And I am so happy that we have the opportunity.

TNT is the MOST ORGANIZED traveler I've ever known. It was only about an hours drive, and a nice afternoon but she came prepared with sodas and snacks. Chocolate rice crispy treats - yummy. Very Yummy.

Eventually it came time to head into the grand stand. We picked our seats. And waited. TNT realized we were probably gonna miss some of the best stuff where we were sitting so she got us all resettled. PERFECT! Then the news. No Wind. Can't do the competition. BUT of the 55 balloons - from all over the world - 41 of them decided to lift off anyway - a Thank You to the crowd as it was. And it was incredible.

One of my favorite things about my house in Orlando was the hot air balloons in the mornings. I lived just down from the landing zone - so Saturday and Sunday mornings they would float through my back yard. Last year over 4th of July I had 15 dancing by. It actually woke me up - sounded like a semi driving into my family room. But ohhhh it was cool.

As I sat there last evening watching them lift into that beautiful blue sky I realized I REALLY want to do that some day. I'd love to do it in Florida. Sunrise - floating above the water. Watching the world wake up. But I'm not picky. I think sunset in the midwest would be pretty gorgeous too!!

All in all it was pretty wonderful. But you know what? That's not all! Nope - it gets better.

we drove back to their house. TNT made some of the best lasanga I've had. Very very yummy. I got to meet Jake and Bandit and all the kitties. Jake is everything they say he is and more. He looks particularly dapper in a maroon and cream stripped tie - but that story is for another day. ;-)

And prepare to be jealous. I got to visit THE ROOM. The blog room. The place where it ALL happens. All that creativity, all that humor. All those wonderful words that start in his mind come to life in THAT room! Hee Hee. It was pretty cool.

All in all an absolute fabulous day. The best part is I know we get to do it again!!! How cool is that?!?!?!

Posted by Tammi at June 19, 2005 08:40 AM

I'm very glad you enjoyed yourself. It was quite a show. I will be posting pictures from it soon and will link back to you.

Posted by: TNT at June 19, 2005 10:28 AM

By the way, you might as well not even bother mentioning that I don't have porn all over the walls of "THE ROOM", since no one would believe you anyway :-)

Posted by: Harvey at June 19, 2005 01:59 PM

you'll notice I didn't Harvey! I pick my battles - oh yes I do. ;-)

Posted by: Tammi at June 19, 2005 02:50 PM