The Michigan Challenge Balloonfest here in Howell begins tomorrow - Friday June 26th. Fingers crossed for flyable weather. Morning flights are between 6 and 7am - so as my friend and fellow crew member Laura said - watch for us while you're enjoying your morning coffee. Or be bolted out of bed by the sound of the burner outside of your bedroom window.
Last night was a perfect night for flying. Five of us took off form the freshly mowed high school lawn.
It's not like us to be first in the air. But I liked it.
My new lens (10mm) and my new glasses (transitions, again - but different than my last ones it seems) were providing me a few challenges. I like a challenge.
Always fun to fly over Thompson Lake. It was active last night. I texted my brother at this point to let him know we were close to flying over his house, but he wasn't home.
Denny commented that we are always flying over someone that I know.
This is true.
I wish I could have switched from a wide to a zoom for this one. The boy on the tube was about four years old and he was craning his neck for all it was worth to try and look up inside the balloon directly above him. It was priceless.
We had a gentle landing, but right in new construction. We have a little dust to show for it - on us, and the balloon, but the bonus is that we had a lot of helpers to pack the balloon up.
And we used every one of them.
See you at Balloonfest!