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Sunday, November 15, 2009

no shortage of hot air here

A few weeks ago, I was getting ready to leave for a few days of work away from home {as always - just as I am right now in fact}, in route to lug my suitcases out to the car when my husband ran in from outside and said "Wanna see a hot air ballon?".

Well, of course I do. But I also want a 100% sane husband {since I'm not and somebody's got to be around here}, and I totally thought he was nuts. Was this a ploy to keep me at home just a little bit longer? Naw... couldn't be, he only helps me load my luggage each time to get me out the door even quicker ;)

What the heck, then?

Out to the back deck we went, Nick, my visiting mother-in-law and me, to see this grand illusion my wacko husband had just spotted in the sky above suburbia.

As soon as we realized he wasn't hallucinating, Karen and I both grabbed our cameras and started snapping away.

Hey, it's not everyday that a hot air ballon drops in your neighbors backyard.

Perhaps, as the balloon captain (??) began to realize he was low, he spotted our house and naturally thought I would be able to help - being full of hot air and all - and decided to stop and fuel-up.

So I huffed and I puffed in their general direction while simultaneously catching all the action on film.

In no time, I had the crew back up in the air where they belonged.
I was pooped.

{Full contrast made for a fun freaky picture!}

We're so glad he didn't land on top of any houses and that no one was hurt.
As you can see, it truly was a close call for these people, the trees, power-lines and the small yard they landed in!

Bye-bye balloon!

I kicked myself later when I realized I could have just jumped in the basket with them and floated away on a cloud instead of hopping in the old Camry and driving for hours to my work destination in the middle of nowhere.

Darned hindsight.


  1. hot air balloons are pretty, but i'm scared to go up in one!

  2. Wow, now that's something you don't see everyday! The ballon was very pretty though. It'd be neat to go for a ride. Glad nothing (and no one) was hurt!

  3. What as story! I'm glad everything turned out ok, and that you got pictures!! :)

  4. Was this the hot air balloon that was on Inside Edition where the guy dropped his engagement ring?? Just wondering!


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