This past weekend, we took another trip with my parents caravan down to Bristol to watch their annual balloon fiesta. My parents took the caravan down there on the Thursday and stayed for a couple nights till we met up with them down there on the Saturday morning for breakfast before heading off to the fiesta together. The forecast wasn’t too great for the weekend with Hurrican Bertha headed our way. Luckily the winds were pretty low on Saturday but we had on and off showers for the day.
We set up our blankets next to the main arena and enjoyed the day mooching around the stalls, eating our little hearts out from all of the food stands and watching some of the other events in the arena like the paramotors and remote control airplanes. Unfortunately, the mass balloon ascent (which we’d been excitedly waiting for all day) got cancelled just after 6pm due to a massive raincloud that was headed our way, so we decided to just call it a day and head home (after a lovely 2 hour wait to get out of the car park). Overall, it was a good day out (though Shane disagrees – his description of it was that we sat in a field like a bunch of cows all day and he now knows how they feel hahaha) and I’d definitely try and go again next year, but only if the weather forecast looks great haha!