Monday, March 14, 2011

Canberra Day

Old Parliament Building
Today is Canberra Day.  It's Monday and the girls are off from school.  We got up at 5 AM to head down to  Lake Burley Griffin to watch the balloon festival.  It was a beautiful, but cloudy morning.  My chillies were quite excited to be out that early in the morning when it was still dark.  On the way down to the lake they reminisced about two other times they were up before the sun.  Both times were to catch early morning flights.  The first time was in November 2009 when we went to Disney World and the second time was this past September when we left for Australia.

The balloons were setting up in front of the Old Parliament Building.  There were a number of food tents serving breakfast so we decided to support the local Lions Club.  While the girls were enjoying their breakie their best buddy, Michael and his Mom showed up.  That's all it took to get the girls to perk up!

Unfortunately, the morning was quite calm with little to no winds so the balloons did not take flight.  Only a handful of them even bothered to "blow up" (obviously, I have no idea what the proper terminology is for when they inflate).  Regardless, we had a nice time and got some pretty pictures.

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