Posted from Gunter Hill COE Campground near Montgomery, AL
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Our last blog was about the visit to the US Space and Rocket Center (Part 1). We actually enjoyed another event between those two visits and this blog is about the Alabama Jubilee Hot-Air Balloon Classic. (Part 2 of the Rocket Center visit will be in the next blog.)
The Alabama Jubilee began as a hot-air balloon race in 1978 in Decatur, AL. It is the oldest, and now the largest, such event in the entire mid-South area. The event was held on Saturday May 23 and Sunday May 24. We attended on Saturday.
Many of the balloons were going to offer free “tethered” balloon rides, but the winds didn’t cooperate and they had to be cancelled for the day.
Here’s a short video of some of the day’s sights and sounds. The group “The Overtones” are playing during the second half of the video.
Thanks for dropping by to take a look!