For the second year in a row we attended the Pirates of the Canyon Balloon Glow here in Amarillo. We were a bit disappointed in the commercialization of the event compared to last year. Totally surprised, too. You see, we pulled up and found that they were charging $5 to park — last year, they charged nothing, and I’d brought no cash with me. And they weren’t exactly taking debit cards. So I drove and drove and drove into the parking area, in the dark, looking for a place to safely turn around and leave. And . . . I parked. That’s right. I went renegade on their hot-air-filled arses. Sorry guys. I felt really bad, but I’ll buy a bum some lunch sometime soon and maybe the karma will even out. I hope so.
The balloons were pretty, weren’t they?