Lake Lauderdale Balloon Festival

My wife and I always to to Cambridge, NY’s Lake Lauderdale Campground ( each June for the Balloon Festival. Each year several balloonists, including our friend Mike Hernandez of Carried Away Balloons, meet at the campground to offer rides and show off their balloons to the crowds. These guys and gals are an amazing bunch. Very friendly and eager to show what they can do. Last year, in addition to full on flights, they offered tethered flights for those not willing to go very far or very high. Lake Lauderdale is a small campground in eastern Upstate New York, close to the Vermont border. It is a very picturesque location within sight of the Green Mountains of Vermont. The folks who run the campground do an amazing job of getting everyone in and fed and keeping everyone happy. I highly recommend a visit soon! Being an avid photographer, I could not wait to get out there and take some pictures as the pilots and crews got ready for their flights. Unfortunately, the weather did not cooperate for very long, and the pilots only got one flight in before the rain and wind set in. Oh well, there is always next year!

And now to the photos!