Thursday, September 15, 2011

One Down

I have so many things I still want to do in my lifetime I will probably never get to do them all.  But last weekend I got to cross one thing off my list.  Several times in the last two years I have been slated to take a hot air balloon ride.  But the weather never was right for take off.  Finally on Sat. morning I got the call.  What do you mean meet me at the airport at 5:00 a.m..
We were guests at a magnificent sunrise.  The weather was perfect in the low 70's with a small skiff of mist floating just above the dew laden grass.


Oh look the pilot and balloon are here  Well,  I am not sure I am flying in something that comes in that small of a package. 

This is my hubby and oldest son.  Can you tell they have never done this before.  Just waiting for instructions.

OK, the next thing we do is light a fire to heat up the air the fan is blowing into the balloon.

That didn't take long at all!




The view is exciting from up here and the reflection of the balloon in the Lily pad pond is breathtaking.  The sun is warm on our shoulders and it is fun to wave to all the envious people below who have come out watch us float by. 


Wonder if they would invite me to coffee if I dropped in.



Well it looks like when it's time to land you just pick a nice backyard.




All this really has to back in that bag.



This is the top of the balloon.  It reminded me of a giant spider web.  So graphic too.





Took a lot of assets to get all the air out of the balloon.

This is my granddaughter M.  She really enjoyed her first balloon ride and is taking a little rest before we load the balloon.




This is our pilot Becky Petrehn and the granddaughter.  If you look closely at my granddaughter's hands you can see the leaves she captured as we flew low enough to touch the tree tops.  If you would like to have a balloon adventure contact Becky at Balloon Ad-Ventures.  913-9158150 is her phone number.  She is a
 great pilot and fun too,


Well one dream down only a thousand to go.

64 comments:

Mimi said...

HI STELLA!!!
GOOD for you :>)
I love that you did this!!!
I think I want to add that to my bucket list now!!!
It looked so fun!!!!!
What an adventure, I HOPE AND PRAY someone got your picture!!!Thanks for sharing
hugs,
jamie

Bearly Sane said...

What a wonderful treat to cross off your bucket list Stella. On such a beautiful day too, that sunrise is just gorgeous...and your photo of the lily pond is quite exceptional...you have a photo competition piece there for sure.
Hugs,
Sandi

Jean Tuthill said...

Wow, Stella, you are so brave! I would be scared to death! Your photos are wonderful, especially the sunrise one. What a thrilling adventure that must have been for you and your family.

donna said...

Stella, this is one of the best posts I've read in a while and the photos are outstanding.

The leaves in your granddaughter's hand...wonderful.

Your family really made some great memories on that day.

Job well done!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

What a joyful experience and how wonderful to get to share it with your granddaughter. Wow! Wonderful pictures. I never imagined that you would watch it being blown up -- I just pictured stepping in and taking off (with no time for second thoughts)...I'm so glad you went and thank you for sharing.

Don't worry too much about checking things off that list -- gotta' have something to look forward to! (My list is about as long as yours!)

Chatty Crone said...

How wonderful that you got to do this - I have always wanted to go up in a hot air balloon.

And it was so gorgeous what you got to see and I love love love the house.

sandie

Crafting Marfa said...

Hi Stella! I got your comment in my blog the other day. I'm so glad that you're back and that you're well :-D That hot air balloon ride looked amazing. That is one of my dreams too. Which is really weird because I'm afraid of heights. But if I have a chance I'm facing my fears and taking the ride. I think that its is fantastic that you went for it and did it! You rock, girl!

nancygrayce said...

WOW!!!! My sister wants to do that over Disney World.....not me. I'm a big chicken I'm ashamed to say! :(

GardenofDaisies said...

What a wonderful day!!!! I have never tried that but would love to, someday.

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