Road Trip – Part 2

Now, where did I leave off …

Dinner was lovely! We met at a restaurant in Macon called the Downtown Grille. We made plans to meet at 7 am for the mass ascension of hot air balloons at Wesleyan College, a private liberal arts women’s college in Macon. When we got back to our hotel room we contacted the front desk and asked for a 5:45 am wake-up call.

We woke up Saturday morning at 7 am – no wake-up call – so we missed the mass ascension. Damn! We drove down to Wesleyan College anyway to meet our friends. They found out about a local place that had lots of cherry trees that were still blooming so we went there to take pictures. The mailbox alone was worth the trip:

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Sharren and I decided to go to the Museum of Arts and Sciences, which we had passed on our way through Macon that morning. What a fun place! It has been around for over 50 years and consists of Art and Science Galleries, the Discovery House, a mini-zoo, a planetarium and an observatory. Our favorite was the Light Box where you could make a colorful painting just by jumping dancing and moving your body in front of an infrared camera:

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We returned to the hotel for lunch. Next we went to Middle Georgia State College to photograph the botanical garden and hopefully see some hot air balloons. They were scheduled to inflate a few and offer tethered rides. The garden, it turned out, was all over the campus and not in one area. We walked around a bit and found some beauties:

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We finally found where they were going to inflate the balloons and went to watch. It seemed to take forever. The Gators were playing UCONN in the Final Four at 6 pm so we did not have a lot of time but I did manage to snap a couple of photos of one balloon:

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Even though we missed the mass ascension of balloons Saturday morning, it was a wonderful Road Trip!

We had our reveal meeting on Sunday so I can share the 10 photos I submitted for the theme of “Creativity.” I’ll put them in a separate post.

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