Lots of cars. The remaining spots will be filled shortly
We finally told my mom why we brought her up to the balloon fest. I think she was happy to hear it =)
Moms reaction after telling her she is going up in a balloon!
Waiting while the pilots prepare
Time to register
Our pilot/balloon, Chris Healy
It is about time to fly .. we head over to the launch site
Just about ready to take off
And away they go!
Getting to work on our balloon
They start to prep our balloon
A few minutes before launch
Things are getting close
After they said get in, we got in. 15 seconds later we were off!
And We're Off!
Once we are outside the airport, we found a lot of people having parties, or just hanging out to watch the balloons float overhead
We are at about 120 feet off the ground here
Mom giving a wave to the people below
Umm . shouldn't we pull up?
We are now at about 400 feet
A few balloons landing
Over Rt 22 in Whitehouse, NJ
We s5tart our descent
After about 20 minutes, it was time to land. I didn't realize how sharply we came down once the field was in view.
Below the treeline, heading for a field
A few other balloons are landing as well
Time to help the other balloons land safetly.
Opening the top of a balloon will allow it to deflate rapidly
A nice sequence of a balloon coming in for a landing
They are not about to hit the trees, I promise
Packing it up and heading home