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Festival of Balloons in Tigard CANCELLED DUE TO BAD WEATHER

CANCELLED DUE TO BAD WEATHER!

The balloon festival does require a very early start but it's worth it. We can all stop for breakfast after the balloons are up and out of sight. I suggest we all meetup just inside the gate where the balloons take off. Official take off time if 5:45 - 6:15 am but it's also a good photo opportunity to get there a little early while they are setting up the balloons for take off. We can all go home and take a nap afterwards so let's cease this once a year opportunity and get up really early. Check out their website if you have never been there! It is a wonderful experience. http://www.tigardballoon.org/

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  • Pamela L.

    The balloon festival is a great event......if the balloons do their thing. I went out on Thursday because the weather looked best. We did get some blue sky shots but only had two balloons to photograph. This year that turned out to be as good as it got!

    June 23, 2012

  • Deri D.

    I went on Friday morning. None of the balloons launched but they did blow up 4 balloons (I am assuming for a photoshoot). The balloon operators were kind enough to fire off the flame on a frequent basis which made for some great picture taking. The weather was over cast with no wind....I was there around 0445 am....I am surprised by how many people were out there at that hour, including kids.

    June 23, 2012

  • Rae Lynn N.

    The Festival is still happening. Lots of fun and things to photograph, but the balloons won't be launched especially in the morning. Too Bad! Next year, maybe

    June 22, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Okay, I'm canceling this meetup but if you love getting up really early please venture over to the festival. If my some miracle the balloons are allowed up it is a wonderful site. I am not wanting to get up this early to drive there and find they aren't there. Good luck and I really hope the conditions improve and it is a go. Sorry, we can always try again next year.

    June 22, 2012

  • Betty D.

    I agree with the others, I've been watching the weather hoping things would open up - but even on the news today, the site directors were saying 'come on out anyway, there'll still be lots of Other things to see and do'. Sounds like they too are thinking it's a no-go.

    June 22, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Donna I am going to cancel. I just don't want to make a trip to Tigard for nothing.

    June 22, 2012

  • Meghavi S.

    Checking the weather, report, it is showing rain at all hours. Today, it didn't show rain till late and the balloons still didn't launch. 70% chance of rain tomorrow and chance of Thunder...

    The likelihood of balloons going is low and they really won't even let you know till 5:30 am. I personally wouldnt want to leave that early only to learn it was a no go.

    June 22, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm considering canceling this meetup. Many have already dropped out and the weather forecast is not encouraging. The balloons did not take off today and there was no rain, tomorrow is forecasting 60% chance of rain? I'd prefer to not make the trip to find out that the balloons cannot go but would like everyone's feedback before canceling. Please respond as soon as possible. Thanks

    June 22, 2012

  • Joanna C.

    That's great that you got your photos in! Congrats.

    June 22, 2012

  • Rae Lynn N.

    I just found out that one of our members, Patty Mark, also has 3 photos in the exhibit at Lake Oswego. I hope some of you can make there to support her. I am leaving on an airplane to go to California so probably won't go after all. You know last minute things to do. Good luck Patty!

    June 22, 2012

  • Penne F.

    Made it out early this am. No balloons :( Good luck, ladies, with the rest of the weekend. Looking forward to lots of amazing photos!!

    June 22, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks for letting us know about the exhibit at the festival, Morgine! I'm very interested and will probably try to go. I'm pretty sure tomorrow I won't be getting up early for the balloons... since they didn't launch today.

    June 22, 2012

  • Rae Lynn N.

    I just saw that the balloons did not launch today. It doesn't look good for tomorrow either. Sorry. I may go to the Lake Oswego Festival. Phil the owner of Cirrus has two photos in this exhibit!

    June 22, 2012

  • Pamela L.

    Phil, the owner of Cirrus, has two of his photos in that exhibit.

    June 22, 2012

  • Morgine J.

    Just copy the link and paste it into the URL bar at the top of your screen. 68 photographers works... address 368 S. State Street in Lake Oswego or Google the title of the event

    June 22, 2012

  • Morgine J.

    AFTERWARD on your way home, you might want to stop see Photography: Pinhole to iPhone in Lake Oswego!! Here is a link that shows the address and tells all about it! Sounds great! http://www.lakeoswegoreview.com/features/story.php?story_id=133953234153484000 Love, Morgine

    June 22, 2012

  • Betty D.

    Still hoping to get in some evening shots, but not sure if I will be able to go Friday eve now due to work. Crossing fingers that I'll still get a chance for the NW evening glow over the weekend!

    June 22, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I can not go on Friday due to work and am thinking I am going to pass on Saturday morning. They definitely do not launch if it is raining, if there is any lightning or if the wind is over 8 or 10 knots. I may try for Saturday evening of maybe even try for Sunday morning.

    June 21, 2012

  • Deri D.

    I will be going on Friday if the weather is good. There is only a 10% chance of rain at 0600 on Friday, and it goes up to 60% chance of rain at the same time on Saturday and Sunday. I will be bringing both my photo and Diane's photos in case Rae Lynn or Gigi is collecting them tomorrow. Hopefully the weather will hold!

    June 21, 2012

  • Rae Lynn N.

    Pam, Yvonne and I went today. Two balloons launched. Blue skies all around!

    June 21, 2012

  • Fay L.

    If the weather is good Friday morning I will go then rather than take a chance on Saturday being rainy.

    June 21, 2012

  • Penne F.

    Apparently the balloons will not go up in any kind of bad weather. There is a face book link

    FACE Book Link
    If you "like" this, you will get the latest update on whether the balloons will launch or not.

    Still not decided when or if I will go! Since I work early Sat, my time is only Friday. I might head out tonight? I would really like to go to the Glow at dusk but again have to early work Saturday! If only I didn't need to sleep!! :-)

    June 21, 2012

  • Rebecca E.

    Friday and Saturday look like a bust as far as weather is concerned. Rain forecasted for both days. I will wait for better weather to get up so early. :)

    June 20, 2012

  • Rae Lynn N.

    Ladies, there is the option of going in the evening also. It is not quite the same but last year some women got some great evening shots. So if they don't go in the morning, they still may have the balloons tethered to the ground so you can get some shots in the evening with the "evening glow" but if it is raining nothing goes up!
    Pam and I are going tomorrow, but we are taking a chance that any balloons will be there. She had good luck a couple years ago.

    June 20, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I believe they don't go up with "bad" weather. I am in the same boat- if it looks better for Friday I will have my son who is home from school for the summer. I may have to miss it as well.

    June 20, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    does anyone know if the balloons go up if it's raining/showers? I would love to go but have to arrange a caregiver for Mom and that is pretty early for a caregiver ............. if there's a chance the balloons won't rise, I think I'll have to miss this, unfortunately

    June 20, 2012

  • Betty D.

    Penne - I was thinking about checking out the NW Natural Night Glow on Friday evening - might make for some good shots :) http://www.tigardballoon.org/content.asp?pgid=1121

    June 20, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    What time are you going tomorrow? I was also thinking about it as well.

    June 20, 2012

  • Rae Lynn N.

    II think I will also go on Thrusday with Pam to see if I can get a balloon with blue skies in the background! But if the weather is good on Friday, I might go again. Ths is so hard to plan. . Stay tuned!

    June 20, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Wow, I'm glad I checked as I hadn't been getting any emails! I really want to go to this, but Friday I have my son home from school and husband is at work.

    June 20, 2012

  • Penne F.

    I'm planning on going Friday if the weather's good. Has anyone been there in the evening?

    June 20, 2012

  • Pamela L.

    Sometimes there are a few balloons there on Thursday. I may go out that morning. Might be the best weather.

    June 20, 2012

  • Rae Lynn N.

    Yeah Rebecca, we went to the Biscuit place last year. That's okay with me. I hope the weather cooperates!

    June 19, 2012

  • Rae Lynn N.

    You should be there between 5 and 5:30 am as there is a lot that goes on to prepare the balloons and it all happens real fast! Super exciting. I am worried about rain though.

    June 19, 2012

  • Rebecca E.

    There is a Biscuit's Cafe near there and another a Denny's or Sheri's or something.

    1 · June 19, 2012

  • Rae Lynn N.

    Since it sees like there might be a few of us there are Friday, I will bring the box for photo for the exhibit so anyone who wants to turn them in then is welcome. Let's go to breakfast afterwards and then I can collect them at that time as we will all be parked in different places. There is a restaurant not too far from there. Will find ou the name.

    June 19, 2012

  • Rebecca E.

    If the weather is good on Friday I will not come on Saturday. So far the weather looks the most promising for Friday and there is enough of a chance of rain Sat or Sun that I don't want to risk waiting to go.

    June 19, 2012

  • Meghavi S.

    the entrance fee is nonrefundable...meaning if you preorder and then its raining Saturday, you won't get your money back....so better to get them at gate unless you are going no matter rain or shine

    June 19, 2012

  • Rebecca E.

    $5.00 parking and $7.00 entrance fee. Discounts tickets can be printed at https://v2.interactiveticketing.com/tickets/t161_festival_of_balloons_in_tigard_2012_1204205643/tickets1.php

    The $5.00 parking fee goes to the High School Boosters and the Rotary. The entrance fee goes to the festival.

    June 19, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I believe there is a $ 5.00 fee to park in the high school parking lot but no fee to enter the area where the balloons take off. Please check back before leaving for this event as it is weather dependent and if it rains this will be canceled, for Saturday.

    June 19, 2012

  • Lori H.

    Considering the weather outlook, I'm thinking of going on Friday, if it isn't raining. I should have my exhibit photo then - I'm still trying to decide which one.

    June 19, 2012

  • Betty D.

    I'm thinking of going Friday as well, will see how the forecast looks over the next few days. Looking forward to seeing this!

    June 19, 2012

  • Meghavi S.

    Probably and looking at t he forecast, better weather. Unfortunately, I work 10-2. Can't take the risk of not getting to work on time with a fully functional mind as I am tutoring. But hey if you can go Friday, go for it.

    June 18, 2012

  • Joanna C.

    Might Friday be less crowded?

    June 18, 2012

  • Gina D.

    I am planning on going Friday, weather permitting!

    June 18, 2012

  • Joanna C.

    Good reminder!

    June 16, 2012

  • Rae Lynn N.

    Remember the balloons don't fly in bad weather. This is weather permitting meetup!

    June 16, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi Joanna, I live at 68th and Prescott and would be interested in carpooling. Please send me a private message if you can. Thank you.

    June 8, 2012

  • Joanna C.

    I remember last time I missed the whole thing.... Should I leave around 4:30am then?

    June 8, 2012

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    September 2015, Assistant Organizer
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    Jan 2016
  • Jacqui S.
    Feb 2016
  • Heather S.
    April 2016
  • Dawn B.
    Jan 2016 Meetup Research, Assistant Organizer
  • Fay L.
    Aug 2015
  • Joanna C.
    Feb. 2017 (2 years)
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