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20 Oct
Barry Williams

Saturday Mornings . . . .

written by Barry Williams in Blog | 1 comment

My Saturday mornings in the Ozarks have been spectacular. Last week was the invigorating 5k run. This morning, I watched the sunrise from 200 feet up in a hot air balloon. The occasion was the 2nd Annual Balloons over Branson Creek, Hot Air Balloon Festival.

Since the weather here in Branson has officially turned to fall, I literally had a birds eye view of the Ozark trees and their colorful leaves. The balloon I was riding is named Hocus Pocus and piloted/owned by Tony Goodnow of Topeka, Kansas. This was more than just a ride, this time in addition to being able to enjoy the quiet dance of sailing on the air, I became pilot in command keeping us aloft and I also got to land. Thank goodness for 2 mph winds! We launched from just below Murder Rock Golf Course at Branson Creek, flying across the road and landing in a clearing. Along the way, we stopped off to touch the tops of trees, get a souvenir evergreen sprig and some “helicopters” from a maple tree. I never did any thing like this in LA.

It was interesting to see the entire process from the beginning. From filling the balloons with air, to deflating them at the landing point. The whole crew was great. Sunshine Day.

 

1 Comment

    Heidi
    on Oct. 22nd, 2012

    Looks like you had a lot of fun there. Glad the weather was great.

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