Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Hot Air Balloon Festival in Gatineau

Admission Cost: $16/Adult = $32.00
Parking: $6.00
Hamburger + Poutine: $9.00
Chocolate Fondue and Fresh Fruit: $6.00
Cinnamon and Sugar Beaver Tail: $3.85 (supposed to be $4.00, but I was short $0.15...they let it go)
Games (until a prize was won): $6.00
Hudson more interested in playing with the rock he found or playing with our plastic orange wristbands, than watching the balloons: Priceless

It was not a cheap night. Especially since I told Rob it was going to be FREE!!! Seriously, I researched the festival online and was POSITIVE it didn't have an admission fee. I was so sure that, when we were walking into the fairgrounds, and the staff were calling out to us "Get your bracelets here!", waving bright orange wristbands...I politely shock my head and answered "No thanks"! Ha ha ha! It was Rob who finally clued in that they weren't asking, but rather, telling us. I thought the wristbands were for the amusement park part of the fair. So needlesstosay, after driving fourty minutes to get there, and already paying for parking...we were commited to entering. Thank God Rob had cash on him, as there wasn't any other option of paying. Sooooo...it was an expensive night (sorry Rob!)...but we all had fun. It was a great way to end Labour Day Weekend.

The Launch

We didn't see these ones fly...but they were cool!

Playing games
Dad winning a prize
Looking at the rides

End of the night


Audrey said...

COOOLLLL! That's hilarious that you said no thanks and kept walking. HA! Looks like fun. Way to go Rob for winning a stuffie for Hudson. And did Hudson grow again since the last post? He's HUGE and adorable.

Shannon said...

That looks like a fun day, but I know how upsetting it is to get somewhere that you know is free and it's not. You made the best of it and you all look like you had a great time!

Looks like you had great weather too!

Kaili said...

Oh man, that looks SO fun! I want to go see hot air balloons!!!

Chantal said...

That's hilarious. You guys had fun so that's the good part. Hate it when they don't give all the info on the website. Love it that you walked away and said no thank you. That is sooo cute!

Hey, where'd you see my sis on the weekend? On the west island?

Susan said...

Fun pictures Joyce... and so typical that your freebie ended up costing you something but look at the fun you 3 had!