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Learning To Deal With The Unexpected, Like The Day Balloon Elvis Didn’t Take Flight

One of the most important lessons travel is teaching me, is that things often don’t go as planned, or things happen that put a damper on how you think everything will go — and how you deal with the unexpected is what counts.

Like the day of the hot air balloons that never were. We traveled to the Quickchek Festival of Ballooning last year, but because it was extremely windy that day the only hot air balloon we saw up in the sky was a cloud shaped like one.

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The only hot air balloon in the sky that day.

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It was very disappointing to be looking forward to something only to learn unavoidable circumstances are preventing things to happen as you thought they were going to. To appease the crowd, the balloons were still blown up, so we still saw Elvis.

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So there I was, giant balloon Elvis taking shape slowly in front of my eyes, sitting beside my boyfriend, eating junk food on a windy weekend, about to see REO Speedwagon that night as part of the same event, and the greatest disappointment was that giant Elvis wasn’t taking flight. I am a very lucky girl and definitely would count it a good day.

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While waiting (and hoping) whether the balloons can take flight, we were able to enjoy other festival activities, such as watching bikers do tricks like this one during a competition.

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Humpty Dumpty.

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Humpty Dumpty went wrestling with the elephant.

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Thanks to my boyfriend for some of the photos on this post.

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    • Yes, they were — where else would we have seen giant Elvis and Humpty Dumpty all in one day, right? šŸ˜‰ We made the best of that day. šŸ™‚

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