Live each season as it passes; breathe the air, drink the drink, taste the fruit, and resign yourself to the influences of each.  ~Henry David Thoreau

2009-Balloon Race

Fall is now officially here.  We kicked it off with one of our very favorite St. Louis activities – The Great Forest Park Balloon Race (and Balloon Glow).

The existence of this event changed our lives: It happened when I lived across the street from Forest Park in a little apartment that I shared with myself .  One absolutely gorgeous, blue sky, crisp air day, Dan and I went outside and noticed hoards of people sitting on the golf course in the park.  We wandered over to see what was going on and became aware of something called the Great Forest Park Balloon Race.  We couldn’t believe we weren’t aware in advance of this activity! We vowed on that day to never again be unprepared for a fantastic picnic!   And we have lived up to it.  And the Great Forest Park Balloon Race is how we have kicked off fall ever since.

Thanks to everyone who joined us.  Next year I hope to kick it up a notch and go all out with a big party picnic tent!  Happy Fall.