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Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Balloon Saturday

Last Saturday around 6:15 am.m I was reading the news online in the Budcave.  The Lovely Sharon came bounding down the stairs in her jammies and robe.  She looked very cute I might add.  She told me to get ready we were going to a hot air balloon launch at a nearby park. I did and we did. It was great fun to be right next to the colorful balloons as the inflated and floated up to the heavens. Our friends John and Salley, long time balloonists, were at the park with their balloon.

Here are some of the photos I took

Sally getting the balloon ready from the inside

The inside of John and Sally's balloon

John (in the white shirt) watches his balloon inflate

One of the other balloons filling with hot air

John getting ready to launch

A colorful shot of an inflating balloon

John and Sally's balloon kissing a balloon during inflation

John is now airborne

A beautiful balloon in the morning sun


Three in the air

John and Sally's balloon in the center

The Lovely Sharon and I had a great morning watching the balloons.  Afterward we had breakfast at Johanna's Kitchen.

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