Wednesday, June 9, 2010


Memorial Day weekend we helped a friend of ours take his balloon out. We went out Saturday night after working on the garage all day. I always enjoy doing this. It was our 3rd or 4th time in his crew. It takes quite a bit of work to get him up and away.
Here's DH looking on while David and his wife get everything ready. David has to get so many hours in each year for certification, and this was one of those flights.
I don't have any photos of blowing up the balloon of it taking off because I was busy holding it open to fill it up (they use a really strong fan, and then the hot hot hot burners get turned on).

And here David and John are up in the balloon. 
Half of the fun is the chase. We follow them until they land (usually in someone's field) and then we help pack up. This time we had some trouble finding exactly where they landed. Even though we saw them, we couldn't find how to get there!

Hopefully the next time I will get to go for a flight! :)

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