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Readington Balloon Festival- Saturday night, Sunday morning, Sunday night & Monday afternoon in Chester Springs.
Saturday Night

At the pilot tent someone set up a campaign fund for Barry.

 

Hey, a good start! Howie even put in a quarter...

Everyone ready for the pilot briefing.

Mario gets ready to take off!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our fearless leader, Larry Konash of Air America. Larry is really a great balloon meister and all around great guy!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
We asked Harley to take pictures of people at the festival. Some are balloonists, some are spectators. She does a great job when people don't know she is snapping away!  

Sally the launch director. She runs a smooooth event! Fantastic job Sally! I didn't hear any pilots complain!

 

 

 

 

 

Margaret the weather briefer and "Thing" makes a cameo appearance.

Closeup of 'Thing'.

 

 

 

One of the cool things about a balloon event is seeing fully grown adults wear bunny ears en masse.

Wanda Radowski makes a visit to the festival. She is Jon Radowski's mother.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Howie

 

 

 

 

 
Sunday Morning
I slept in again. So Harley took the pics for Sunday morning. Even though I wasn't there, I will caption as I see them.  

Mr. Suave on the bees...

 

 

 

Mike survives dinner at Houlihan's but forgets to dress for his flight.

 

 

 
 

 

Little Bee crew attempts to get good seats at the briefing for the afternoon but no one tells them it is 8 hours away.

 
Sunday night

Notice the blatant campaign propaganda at this festival.

 

 

For some reason, every year Howie threatens not to pay Kenny. This year was no exception.

Kenny presents Howie with a Balloon Wizard hat... only to have the hat removed to reveal a...

Plunger! Howie said he felt a little flushed.

 

 

 

 

 

 

   
Photos by Harley Brown:  

 

 

 

 
Monday afternoon at our office-

Our friend Keith lands his helicopter.

Not really balloon related, but very cool!

 

 

Barry's Campaign Cup. Actual photo:

Contents-

$5.17

4 cigarette butts

1 Limon Starburst wrapper.

Do not confuse this cup with the one that was behind the balloon meister. That one was stolen.

 

 

 

     

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