Sunday, February 15, 2009
Heaven Bound Balloon Team
We had the most amazing experience yesterday morning. Some friends asked if we wanted to go help crew for their friend's hot air balloon. Of course, we said, "Yes!" It was a really early morning especially for a Saturday. We had to be out of the house by 6 am. And it was coooold. But still totally worth it!
The kids all had a chance to get involved and help with getting everything ready for lift off.
It was a mini-festival of sorts. It was called the Friends and Lovers Balloon Rally. I think I heard that there were 80 balloons there that day.
The name of the balloon is "Heaven Bound." This is right before the pilot turned on the burners and got the balloon upright.
And here it is off the ground! My good friend Cindy and her son were the lucky ones who got to take a ride that morning.
We chased the balloon in our car until it landed on this open land.
Here everyone is pitching in to get the balloon back in its bag. What a fun and memorable day! Definitely, worth getting up early on a Saturday morning!