I've always wanted to be apart of the Hot Air Balloon Fiesta in Putrajaya and this year we really made it happen. It's our first time and I hope we will be there again next year. We were there on the last day of the event on Sunday so it was expected to be in a crawl as we approach the venue to find for parking.
I wanted to be a kiasu and arrive there as early as 7.30am to purchase the tickets for the hot air balloon tethered rides but alas we couldn't make it because hubby wanted to fill up his tummy first. Sob sob. :( In the end, we arrived close to 9.00am and the tickets were all sold out already! Disappointed. But since we're there we just joined in the crowd and it turned out to be an enjoyable outing after all despite the scorching weather. I got me self a sunburn can you believe it? Sob sob. Now I have a triangle shape on my back. LOL.
Elizabeth was really looking forward to the hot air balloon tethered rides and I had a lot to explain to her. Kids can really be a pain when they refuse to accept any explanations. :P We walked around finding for some activities and the kids were attracted to the giant inflatables. Then Elizabeth was attracted to the Zorbing ride. There were many people eager to try this ride out so we found ourselves waiting in line for nearly half an hour. I was so proud that Elizabeth was brave enough to try out Zorbing although halfway through I saw her panic striken face. Still she made it through. My hubby said he won't be trying Zorbing anytime soon after that experience. He said it was so hot and stuffy inside the ball, he couldn't breathe. LOL.
Initially, while we were queing for the Zorbing ride, we made plans to try out other rides but after that Zorbing ride, hubby called it quits. The weather was really hot. On our walk back to the car, the children saw a train ride and Joseph literally pulled me to it. They got the train ride and were happy campers.
We will try to be back next year and this time we must be more well prepared and arrive there as early as possible.
|We can only soak in the view of the hot air balloons since we were too late for the rides.|
|And they're up. The same blue and white hot air balloons now up in the sky.|
|More colourful ones. Lucky people. I'm so jealous of them because they got to ride on it.|
|Joseph, Elizabeth and me. I guess the more fancy hot air balloons will only make an appearance later in the evening.|
|Putrajaya lake and that beautiful bridge across it.|
|We saw people playing water orbs.|
|Powered parachutes in the sky.|
|Giant inflatables. Joseph wanted to give it a try.|
|Elizabeth was afraid at first but was tempted to try in the end. Bravo!|
|The Zorbing ride. Joseph enjoyed pushing the giant ball.|
|Elizabeth and Joseph having a train ride and then playing with bubbles.|