I haven’t done anything that was this much fun in a long time. We are bombarded daily with such negativity in the world, it was great to simply be at an event that was happy and fun. Everyone there had broad smiles and loud voices and clapping hands. We were like kids in a candy store. Every minute the view changed and it was glorious. I had seen many photos and videos of the festival but being there was unbelievable. We had gracious hosts, perfect weather and impeccable timing. I hope I can feel this happy for awhile though I may have to turn off all media in order to retain it. I’ll add a few photos though pictures simply cannot capture the experience. Some of these were taken right over our hosts’ home. The necklaces kept our three-some from being separated among the throng of 30,000. The people in zebra stripes train for three years in order to be lead crew and they take their job seriously (thank heavens – lots of flames around those balloons.) Hope you can enjoy it some time – well worth it!