We were already within the parking area when we saw the first balloon took off and walked quite far to reach the main venue.
|a long walk to reach the venue|
|the camping grounds|
|up up and away|
|the elephant balloon|
|the sun balloon|
Anyway, I realized its always best to come prepared for outdoor events like this especially if you intend to watch the whole program from sunset to sundown. My tent would have been most useful had I brought it. Can't help but envy those people who came ready with their picnic baskets, coolers, mats, covers and such. Although there were many vendors selling food and drinks and some essentials, it's always cost effective if you know how to make the most of what you already have. Well, next time! ;-)
|Awesome Breitling Jet Team|
|light aircraft / gliders|
It's getting hotter by the minute and we decided to cool down and explore Clark. It's only 9am by the way, and we have enough time left before going back here again to catch the night glow and the concert.
Going out of the Omni Aviation Field is a tortured long walk back to our vehicle. I hope next time they can find a way to make the parking more accessible to the venue. Just see how awful we look after that sweaty 15 mins walk.
Our first stop, Fontana Resort Villas. A friend of my cousin is at that time billeted at one of the expensive Villas of Fontana and they invited us over. It's a perfect time to freshen up and chill for a moment.
Well, I think I finally look refreshed here, though I'm such a bummer and didn't bring an extra shirt, while all the rest had time to change clothes and some dipped on the pool.
After 2 hours, we had to figure out where to eat and my googling lead me to this eatery offering authentic Kapampangan cuisine. It's located outside Clark freeport and right in the heart of traffic
and crowded Angeles City. It was our first time driving around Angeles and so we had to stop
and ask for directions most of the time. We were already getting uneasy with all the traffic
and commotion on the road and wanted to retreat back but I insisted and thinking silently,
these better be good or else I'll get the ire of those following us behind on another car.
Here's the place, Everybody's Cafe located at Nepomart. My food review is here.
I'm just glad I insisted we eat here.
We got back at around 4pm and the weather is a lot better, windy and no more sun rays. We had the time to check the light aircrafts on display.
And then waited for the sunset while watching the paragliding exhibition.
We stayed till 8pm and was able to catch the first part of the concert and only saw 2 hot air balloons being set up for night glow. I heard more balloons glowed later that night.
Anyway, the experience was all worth it, accomplished a lot in one day.