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Old Mar 20th 2008, 5:47 am
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Anyone else maybe planning on going to it? It's the weekend after Easter.
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Old Mar 20th 2008, 7:01 am
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We're planning on going

I think it will be lovely to look up at all those hot air balloons

Where we lived in Yorkshire, there was quite a few balloons used to fly over. One day one of them lost a lot of altitude, just missed the top of our house and landed in a field just down the road

We had friends round and our hubbies said if we had stood outside talking at our usual rate, we could have helped them out. I think they meant we were talking a load of hot air as usual

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oooh yes.. I read about that and fancied going. I'll tag along with you Maz if you are going
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Old Mar 20th 2008, 10:45 am
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Catkin, sounds lovely. There is/was a big balloon festival in Northampton (last place I lived in the UK) every year, wonderful! I counted 56 balloons in my field of vision at one time.

M, you're on! If we go... Still not 100%. Am trying to contact my mate out there to see if she'll be around.
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Default Re: Wairarapa Balloon Festival

There's one in Levin this (Easter) weekend as well.

"Night glow" on Saturday evening around 7.30-ish - $8 for adults

Added bonus of not having to trail over the Rimutaka Hill road to get there as well
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There's one in Levin this (Easter) weekend as well.

"Night glow" on Saturday evening around 7.30-ish - $8 for adults

Added bonus of not having to trail over the Rimutaka Hill road to get there as well
Be warned we went to the Levin one 2 years ago (night glow) and there were about 6 balloons and none take off. They fill them with hot air and then let them down again. Was expecting bit more....
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Originally Posted by leedge View Post
There's one in Levin this (Easter) weekend as well.

"Night glow" on Saturday evening around 7.30-ish - $8 for adults

Added bonus of not having to trail over the Rimutaka Hill road to get there as well
Certainly a lot closer for you, hope it's great!

Originally Posted by nelsonpom View Post
Be warned we went to the Levin one 2 years ago (night glow) and there were about 6 balloons and none take off. They fill them with hot air and then let them down again. Was expecting bit more....
That seems pretty pointless...
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Thanks for the warning!
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Certainly a lot closer for you, hope it's great!



That seems pretty pointless...
Well it kinda looked ok with the flames in the dark but....... Not even sure if balloons are allowed to take off at night for safety reasons.
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