I have been going to the Wooden Shoe Tulip Festival for years. Yet I have never managed to be there when the hot air balloons are. As it turns out I know someone who is on a balloon crew. She contacted me and asked if I'd like to come out and watch them set up. I jumped at the chance.
The weather didn't fully cooperate but a couple balloons decided to do a quick flight across the tulip fields. It was a lot of fun to watch them set up.