Thursday, July 29, 2010

Early Morning Surprise!

And what a surprise it was!
A strange noise had rousted me from my comfortable chair ...

All of those cars pulled off the side of the road ...
Something special is happening!

Their ride was over ...
But they finished spectacularly!

And worked feverishly to put away the balloon ...

Before they left.
But not before the riders booked another trip!
In 2 weeks.


  1. Very cool! I was just looking into taking a hot air balloon ride on my vacation but it's way too expensive. It sure looks fun though.

  2. I can't wait to see your photos!!

  3. Isn't that a weird sound when one floats (I can't honestly say 'flies') overhead?

    We had one go over years ago and I can still recall how it sounded, and how effortlessly it floated across the sky.

    Have you ever been to the balloon festival in Tigard? We went one year a long time ago. We got there at dawn to watch them set up and take off. It was great! I'd love to go back now that I have a much better camera.

    You had asked me a few posts back how I find out about our local events (like the Cracked Pots show). Since I had been to that event before I kept tabs on it, but I believe it's the same time every year. They have a website ( Generally I just google for local events, or to keep up on those I know about, or to find out about new ones that I've heard of.

  4. Wow I have always wanted to go up in a hot air balloon. I Imagined flying in silence but I guess not. I am sooo happy for you and look forward to pictures and commentary...big time. Love you.

  5. Very fun post. That building they landed next to looks very much like the abandoned mega-church...

  6. Oooh, Sissy! That brings back so many lovely memories of my own hot air balloon ride.

    AAaaaahhhh...and they landed in The Abandoned! I'd love to share these photos in the Blog, The Abandoned...what do you think? I'd love to have you comment, too. ((hugs))

  7. I just love those kind of strange hasard... You doing something else, your attention is capted by a noise, you go to see what going on and... The suprise is always so great... Nice encounter !

  8. Great pictures! It looks like fun, but I don't think I could do it.

  9. I am not sure whether I would like to go on a balloon ride, but I love watching them float through the skies!!

  10. Very pretty hot air balloon, but that is one thing I have never wanted to do. I like to keep both feet planted on the ground. LOL Have a great Sunday.

  11. How awesome that happened so close to you! What a wonderful sight to see! Great captures of the event!