Great America Wine and Hot Air Balloon Festival

I was in the Chesapeake Bay Area for a  lawyers bankruptcy conference.  We spotted a sign for this festival and decided to track it down.  It was held at a winery in Cordova MD in the middle of farm country.  What a stunning night.  I had never seen that many balloons.  The glow balloon event was at 9 pm as soon as night fell.  The balloon owners kept lighting them up.  We were hoping for a launch or “mass Ascension”.  It was too dark and the balloons were too close to oune another.  Earlier in the evening, as we were waiting in our car in a long line to get in we could see some of the balloons rising above the Maryland cornfields.  It was an impromptu joyful summer night.