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