Our Sunday School teacher Bro. Hugh & his wife Ms. Mareta invited us to attend the Balloon Festival in Tahlequah, Oklahoma this past weekend, August 17-19. They rented a vacation cottage house in Cookson Hill, OK, about 12 miles from Tahlequah and a 5 hour drive from Wichita Falls.
The house has 3 bedrooms and all the rooms are clean and bright with large windows. The kitchen was furnished with gas range, ref and all amenities are included in the house such as linens, towels, washer & dryer, flat iron & board, tv, dishes, cookwares and utensils so we were able to cook our breakfast. We really like the house, it’s old but updated, clean and well decorated. It’s so peaceful and quiet in that place and there were a lot of trees in that area so it’s cooler there. It’s like a home away from home. We went to the Balloon Festival Friday evening for the balloon glow. It’s my first time to watch a balloon festival and those ballons are really huge and colorful. I took some photos when they had those balloons lighted up and twinkled. After the balloon glow, they had a fireworks show to wrap up the day’s event.
The next day, Saturday, we went again at the airport in Tahlequah and watched the jeep rock climbing show. The jeeps climbed the pile of rocks and went down a deep hole and then go up and down another deep hole again. Oh my, that’s a scary thing for me, they call it extreme wheelin’. There was also a classic car show. Those cars are old models but I bet they are expensive, maybe the price is the same as a brand new car if not more expensive.
While waiting on the balloons to fly, there was a live concert but I didn’t really care about it because I don’t like those kind of music. It’s good that a group of Gospel singers sang next and we sat down and listened to their songs. The balloons flew later than what was scheduled because there was a shower in the afternoon. It’s good they decided to fly anyway but not a lot of them because of the rain.
Before we headed back home yesterday, we attended the Calvary Baptist Church in Eufaula, the same place where we had the summer camp last June. The preacher preached a good message and we’re really blessed. We had a good time during this weekend getaway and we enjoyed it. We are so grateful to Bro. Hugh and Ms. Mareta for inviting us to the Balloon Festival. George and I