Flowers and balloons.
This is the Wooden Shoe Tulip Fest in Oregon.
But the point here, of course, is not only in tulips, but also in what is above them!
Wood balloon enthusiasts from all around come to the tulip festival in Woodburn.
And not just come, but roll the people.
It takes, however, this entertainment is only a few minutes and costs $ 15 (in Vancouver, so much is only one ticket to the tulip field), but the queue has to stand for hours. Moreover, a couple of hours in the queue still do not guarantee skating on the ball — after all, security is very much dependent on weather conditions.
The process of unfolding the ball, by the way, is very long — it was spread for about half an hour on the grass before they began to force air under the dome with a large fan.
Next — the turn of the burner — to heat all this air under the dome. The ball slowly begins to straighten, rising up. Just a moment — and now there are two of them.
You need to sit in the basket over the side, which is almost at chest level. But when it is already inside — it is cramped, but very warm.
The dome below is just beautiful.
But the view, unfortunately, is nothing special, at least when Mt. Hood was overcast.
Of course, in addition to the balls there is still something to do — for example, ride in barrels. Fun and very dusty.
Or on a tractor …
Still here, perhaps the largest number of working steam equipment.
It is good that the entrance to all this is free.
So tell me, why not drive for some 500 km for all of this?