Balloons for our Mothers

Angeles City, Pampanga, the Philippines

February 10, 2012

17th Hot Air Balloon Fiesta at Clark Field, Pampanga

My friend Ki surprised my mom with party balloons on her 79th birthday in January. A month later, he had a bigger surprise in mind. He invited my mom and me to the annual Philippine International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta, now on its 17th year. Held in the plains of Pampanga, a couple of hours north of Manila, the festival was also an excuse for a road trip. The party eventually ballooned from three to five when my brother and Nichel, my niece, tagged along. Continue reading “Balloons for our Mothers”