There are many things different in this version of the festival... things that I miss from the previous festivals. There used to be military demonstrations on search and rescue, an exhibit of airplanes, and a demonstration of rally racing... among other things. This year's only activity that someone from a far-flung province (who traveled a long time to get to Lubao), can do if one didn't venture deeper into the venue thanks to the extreme heat of April, was to fly kites. So that's what we did until the sunset and the balloons' night glow began. We did enjoy the day despite the weather.
Photos of our adventure in Lubao below. Pictures of me flying the kite are, of course, taken by Ate Madie using her own camera so none of those are going to show up here. :)