piloted by Rich Lawhorn
The featured balloon (Humpty Dumpty) was inflated on Saturday and Sunday for photographs only. Two other balloons inflated but were quickly reduced to a mound of nylon when the envelopes began to whip in the winds.
It was great to see Humpty Dumpty; however, one balloon does not a rally make.
I look forward to walking among the puffy giants as they are inflated, so this year I left the field feeling like Humpty Dumpty when all the king's horses and all the king's men couldn't put him back together again -- nothing could be done to salvage the experience except the anticipation of next year's rally and my old photos. Sigh, it was a Humpty Dumpty weekend.