Awakening Through Love

Awakening Through Love

Up, Up and Away



This past week, I received an e-mail through that on-line group I've
mentioned before, called meetup.com.  It was from a man
who thought we had met the past year at a hike and was
wondering if I'd be interested in helping him get his hot air
balloon in the sky.  I asked my husband if he'd be
interested, so he decided to come along.




We rode out on the Harley and only stayed for about an hour.
It was quite fascinating!

That's me helping below...




He had two other people there to pick him up
once he called them with his GPS coordinates.






I love this picture of the inside!





My husband and I were holding the rope that
attached to the top of the balloon and as it rose
we were to pull back to keep it steady.
As you can imagine, it took all of our
strength as it pulled us towards it!

I hurt my toe a couple of weeks ago and it's still
healing, so I had sandals on.  I warned my husband
to watch out for my foot...but...it was stepped on...ouch!!






I would like to go for a ride some time...
this was just a test flight for him.





Later, I received an e-mail thanking us for our help and
he said he had a "splash n dash"...touched down in
a pond...and then ultimately came down in a farmer's field!




13 comments:

Jingle said...

good Morning, Sherry:

I am thrilled that I jumped to your space, love this post so very much.
I used to watch hot air balloons flying above my house during a weekend, I read lots books about it...

what amazing adventure post!

Brian Miller said...

very cool. something i have always wanted to do but have never had the chance to try...what an adventure...

Syd said...

Great photos. I have never seen one up close.

Heather's Mom said...

Wow, the balloon is beautiful :) What a great experience for you and your husband!
God bless.

Mom trying to Detach with Love said...

How fun and what beautiful pics.

Anonymous :) said...

Back to the previous blog about dating, you have begun a very good book. If you turn each date into a chapter and publish it, let me know. I'll be first in line. Love the comment about most men over 50 being impotent alcholics. Very funny. Keep writing. (Madison)

Anonymous :) said...

I hate it when someone misspells alcoholic.

Shen said...

That looks like fun! I'm not much for heights, but it the balloon idea is so idyllic... I might make an exception.

I have some meet-up groups, too, but none of them are about balloons!

lordemmanuel said...

Wow! what a lovely experience. Would love to try this sometime. Sorry about your toe and I must say, Your blog is really beautiful.

Sh@KiR@ CK said...

what a great adventure !
Thank you for sharing them with us.
Happy Thursday!
Mine is here
hugs
shakira

Her Big Sad said...

I love hot air balloons. I have no wish to go up in one, but I love to go to festivals and watch them all take off.... or the thing they do at night at the festivals where they all light up and glow (but remain on the ground or tethered). Magical! Haven't been in years.... now I'm going to go google for a festival nearby! Beautiful pics!!

Prayer Girl said...

Reminds me of the divers from the cliffs into the Ocean in Acapulco Mexico.

PG

steveroni said...

What a trip in 2004...reminds me of...well, ummmm, since I've never done anything like that, it doesn't remind me of anything.

However, please tell Madison that I cannot stand it to see alcholci misspelled. Bacause I cannot access amonimous Peeps...DAMMMMMIT!

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