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Hot Air Balloons at Northwest Art & Air Festival in Albany, Oregon

Hot Air Balloons at Northwest Art & Air Festival in Albany, Oregon

In August 2017, we visited the Northwest Art & Air Festival in Albany, Oregon. The event started at Timber Linn Park with 35 hot air balloons slowly taking to the sky at 6:45am. The colors and the sounds were amazing fun. The sky was a hazy brown due to forest fires in the Cascade Mountains nearby (here's hoping no one gets hurt or loses their home!), but it made for a lovely sunrise at least. 

Swan Island Dahlia Festival, 2017

Swan Island Dahlia Festival, 2017

Come See Turkey, Day 4: Sümela Monastery

Come See Turkey, Day 4: Sümela Monastery