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Date Night: Parade

I love this time of year in Hamilton. When you wake up in the morning you'll often catch sight of a hot air balloon drifting along. It's startling and beautiful. This is the time of year for Balloons over the Waikato. There's lots of hot air balloon festivities, and best of all, lots and lots of hot air balloons.

Friday night Phil and I went on a date! We drove out to Cambridge to see the parade. They drove around with the baskets on trucks and fired off the flames. You could feel the heat standing far away. The sun was setting and it was the perfect backdrop for fire. In some of the pictures, it's hard to tell where the sunset begins and the flames end. Gorgeous.

Date Night: Balloons Over Waikato, Cambridge Parade
Date Night: Balloons Over Waikato, Cambridge Parade
Date Night: Balloons Over Waikato, Cambridge Parade
Date Night: Balloons Over Waikato, Cambridge Parade

All in all though, there wasn't much to the parade. It was neat seeing how the fire worked for the balloons, but it was a bit lackluster. Still, it was so nice just standing next to Mr. van der Wel and holding his hand. Taking a few photos. Hanging out with just Phil. I love that man. Date: success.

After the parade, we decided to go to Burger King. A treat! A favorite spot of ours.* We ate burgers and fries until our hearts' content. And talked. And laughed.

It was really nice. I love that man.

Date Night: Balloons Over Waikato, Cambridge Parade
Date Night: Balloons Over Waikato, Cambridge ParadeDate Night: Balloons Over Waikato, Cambridge Parade
Date Night: Balloons Over Waikato, Cambridge Parade
Date Night: Balloons Over Waikato, Cambridge Parade

Early next morning, we drove to Hamilton Lake to watch the balloon competition. IT WAS AMAZING! I took a billion photos. Easily.

Also. Just noticed how awkwardly I hold hamburgers. Awesome. haha

xoxo
Talia Christine



*Note: BK is different in New Zealand than it is in the States. It's better. Trust me.
.... Also. I really like fast food. Don't judge me.

14 comments:

  1. That photo of you with the flame behind you? Amazing.

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  2. so excited for the balloon shots!
    the picture of you with the flame is so so beautiful

    and i hold burgers like you hihi

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  3. I love that you love fast food. BK is my absolute fave. it's shocking! haha :o)

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  5. (Sorry for my deleted comment..it had typos!)
    You are right about BK in other countries. We had some in Costa Rica once and it was actually not bad, especially considering I don't like fast food. :) Aren't hot air balloons just mesmerizing? Our town is having an air show right now and the "Hound & Hare" race is one of the traditions. So lovely! I'm glad you guys had a nice date night.

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  6. ew, i worked at BK....the novelty (innocence?) just isn't there for me. i'm a kfc zinger burger girl :)
    haha.
    gorgeous pics. so pleased you guys had some time out X

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    1. Ha ha! Fair enough! Our _favorite_ spot will always be KFC. Always.

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  7. ha ha, i love that you added the fast food disclaimer ;) Our little town has a balloon festival too and i love it. not for the parade, but more for the balloons and the beautiful pictures they make,

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  8. Yay for date nights! That photo of you watching the balloons is so lovely :)

    I eat much more fast food than I should... Even being a vegetarian doesn't stop me since I just order a veggie burger, or a burger without meat which I then turn into a chip sandwich. I am so ashamed, but it tastes so yummy! Hehe.

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  9. Love that you love fast food. Sure the organic, homemade stuffs good but you can't beat a BK burger! Ha! Xx

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  10. Ohmagoodness, BK outside of the states is absolutely amazing. I'm quite addicted to it here in Germany...although German McDonald's gives it a run for the money. Did you know that they put hash browns on some of their burgers at the BK here?!!! To die for...

    I love your date night, and am very jealous of your hot air balloons. Makes me miss Napa Valley.

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  11. i'm so pleased to have just found your beautiful blog. love the photos, love that you're living in hamilton, love your style. so nice to 'meet you'. bianca.

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  12. Love the photos! Gotta be sure I thank Papermama for sending me over to check them out!

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