Thursday, April 11, 2013

Even Bees Need A Break

We went to the Hot Air Balloon Fiesta last February 24th at Clark Airfield in Pampanga.

It was very different from what we expected. We arrived around 2:30 pm. Their Sunday schedule said ↓ so we expected to see a lot. We didn't.
2:30 - 2:45 PMFEATI/PHILSCA Rocketry/ RC Demonstration
2:45 - 3:15 PMRadio-Controlled Model Aircraft Demonstration
3:15 - 3:45 PMPT13 Stearman fly by
3:45 - 4:15 PMACFC Ultralight / Microlight aircraft formation flights
4:15 - 4:45 PMSkydiving Exhibition
4:45 - 5:15 PMMeynard Halili / Aerobatic Show
5:15 - 6:15 PMRP/ Malaysian / Spain / Australia Paragliding Exhibition
5:30 - 7:00 PMHot Air Balloon Night Glow, RC Nightflyers, Fireworks

There was NO skydiving, NO aerobatic, NO paragliding, NOT even RC flyers that afternoon. It was a bit disappointing especially after driving for an hour and paying ₱250 entrance fee per person. Well it was the last day so maybe they didn't care about putting up a good show anymore. 

Anyway it was a family affair for us and we enjoyed being together. As they said it's not about the place, it's whom you're with. :-)  

So what was it like being there? Well... it was like Boracay, peak season, minus the ocean. Hahaha! How 'bout this? Hot, dusty camping site with food kiosks here and there. :-p

If you're planning to go there next year, please don't forget to bring:
1. friends or family (of course, the many-er the merrier! ;-D)
2. book or i-pod (if you choose to go alone and be alone)
3. tent or
4. umbrella and something to sit on like picnic blankets or beach mats
5. hats/caps and
6. sunglasses
7. wet wipes or hand sanitizer (The portable toilets were unforgettably gross! In fact you can forget items 1 to 6 but NOT hand sanitizers. As for me, I chose not to drink water that day. Very unhealthy- I know. But it was a path I willingly took. *drama queen! Hahaha!)
8. The place is ideal for flying kites so you can add kites to your list too. :-)

We leave you with our first ever firework shots. Be happy everyone!

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