Here's a few photos of some of the many balloons at the Lincoln Balloon Festival. The "ladybug" was sitting on a yellow flower. This pilot came the farthest to participate--he was from New York.
The blue balloon was tethered and giving rides to folks who wanted to go up for a few minutes.
You can see several people helping with the yellow, orange, and red striped one. They are always looking for volunteers and it's a fun thing to do.
The group balloon photo was taken after dark when the "balloon glow" was held. A commentator encourages everyone to do a countdown and all the pilots turn on the propane jets simultaneously.
It's good family fun. Weather was perfect. Hot and dry and just a little breeze. The ones who had been there before brought folding chairs. We lucked out and found an empty bale of hay to sit on.
Diane Gurgens Urbanckas '58