Sunday, January 15, 2012

Last Night's Fun

Every year Glendale lights up its downtown area with over a million lights.  They call it Glendale Glitters.  In the past, we've always made an effort to go on opening night which is always the night after Thanksgiving.  In the past few years though, it's gotten so crowded that we've stopped going then.  The closing night is called Glendale Glitter & Glow.  They have a bunch of hot air balloons come to town and inflate in the streets and light up the night.  That's always been our favorite time to go.  It's so much fun to watch the balloons inflate.  They are tethered so there's no danger of them getting away.  So Dave, Sherrie & I went last night.  It wasn't too cold so that was nice.  While we waited for the balloons, Sherrie and I browsed the antique stores.  We ate street food and walked or should I say tried to walk.  It turns out that more people have discovered our special night and are coming out in droves.  There were over 100,000 people there and so we stood more than walked.  Once you got away from the park area, it was a little easier to navigate.  We got home around 8 pm and I am sore today.  I feel like I've aged 50 years.  And Dave is in the living room groaning as he gets up from his chair.  But it was fun and we'll probably do it again next year.


Dani - tkdchick said...

That looks liek a beautiful event Bette!

Kathy A. said...

Oh that looks so amazing Bette. I had never heard of it. Please send me a reminder next year and we may very well drive up and take it all in at some point.

Meari said...

I LOVE hot air balloon displays!