We moved on to Village Creek State Park near Wynne, Arkansas on Wednesday of last week. The plan was to get together with some old friends and spend three or four days just fun flying a couple of balloons. Apparently, Mother Nature didn’t get the message. Thursday morning dawned clear and warm. The problem was the wind which was screaming at treetop level. It only got harder as the day went on. Not a day to fly a balloon. It did make a good day for walks around the park to admire the Fall colors.
Friday morning dawned cold and wet, with more wind than the day before. The first real cold front of the season had come in like a freight train. Temps in the eighties the day before and 42 degrees at noon on Friday. It was a day to hit Wallyworld, Tractor Supply, the grocery store, and even a few junk shops.
Saturday was a beautiful clear day, but the winds were still high, and the temperature was quite cool. It was a day for football and corn hole games.
The older crowd thought the fire was a nice place to hang out.
All the jackets are a testament to how cool it was.
Sunday was a carbon copy of Saturday. No flying from Village Creek this year. We can’t really complain, though. We were due a bad weekend, as we had experienced some great weather the past few years. The disappointment of not flying was tempered by all the fun and fellowship we experienced. For some of us, this is the only time we see each other for a year at a time. Just to spend time together sharing stories of the past years events was more than enough to make the trip worthwhile. I’m sure we’ve all made our reservations for this time next year.