September 2nd, 2018

First day of school

Pie in the Sky Festival in Kyle, TX

Bill and I have been trying to re-schedule our hot air balloon ride since last October. When we knew that I was coming out to Texas over Labor day (about four months ago) I called and book the ride. Little did we know that this weekend was also the "Pie in the Sky" hot air balloon festival in Kyle, TX!

Here's the ad:
Join us Labor Day Weekend, August 31 to September 2, 2018, for the premiere hot air balloon festival, right here in Kyle, the Pie Capital of Texas! About 25 beautiful hot air balloons will illuminate the sky on Friday and Saturday evenings and will float over the Kyle sky Saturday and Sunday mornings. (All events are weather permitting.)

Pie festivities will include a Pie Cafe tent, pie baking contest, pie eating contests, pie vendors (sweet and savory), and more, all of which will solidify our claim to fame as the Pie Capital of Texas. You’ll also be able to enjoy a great live music line-up including Stoney LaRue and Jack Ingram, alcohol booth, market vendors of all kinds, a kids play area, and other entertainment to make this festival weekend complete.

We were up at 3:30 and made it out to Kyle by 5:30. We took off around 7am and though we only had a short ride (clouds came in, so we were only in the air for about 20 minutes), it was a great adventure! We really enjoyed the festival as well (and had pie!)