The middle of October each year, our area hosts the Great Mississippi River Balloon Race. It is usually really neat. People come from everywhere. Sometimes, we have as many as 80 balloons in the sky. This year the wind conditions weren't perfect, so we barely saw a balloon. :( We did have a great weekend, though, because two of our daughters came from Arkansas and brought with them two of our sweet granddaughters, Lauren and Becca. They came to see Stephanie, my middle stepdaughter, after her surgery. (She did really well.) Since her little girl Harlee's daddy had National Guard drill, she spent the weekend with Poppa, me and her only girl cousins. She loves it when they come down. None of our grandsons were here, so we had a "girls' only" weekend. They had a ball "camping out" in our living room.
Left to right Lauren, Harlee (she lives here), and Becca.
We sat on the riverfront for an hour waiting on the balloons to start. But we gave up and went home. :(