Ever get to a party just as it was ending? I felt like I had that experience tonight. Some friends and I went down to a local reservoir where a hot air balloon festival was happening. It was supposed to be a big thing at dusk with several dozen balloons all lit up for a short night time flight.
Except that when we got there, about 30 minutes before sundown, these three balloons were the only ones in sight:
And they all were taken down within about ten minutes. Trouble was, it was windy. Not transport-you-to-Oz windy, but too much to safely fly a hot air balloon. So everyone was packing up and the event was canceled.
At least we walked in and didn't pay the seven bucks for parking.