Friday, April 16, 2010

Airborne Adventure

The windy conditions from the day before grounded the HiFlyers Balloon. Besides Andre who had developed a sudden fondness for bowling, we all hoped for more stable conditions, so that we could go up today.
The still crisp morning air that greeted us on the way to Life Park was a good sign...
... and Daddy reassured me that it would be a safe ride, as he would be by my side.
Yea! All cleared for takeoff...
... as the tether was extended, the balloon rose steadily skyward...
We're airborne!
Let's smile at the camera.
I can see my own eyes...
Ahhhh... the balloon is swaying!
The view was spectacular...
... and there's our resort!

20 comments:

J Bar said...

Great shots.
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Anita Johnson said...

I'm afraid of heights, but I think I might be able to do this if I knew the balloon was tied. The photos are beautiful!

Carrie and Troy Keiser said...

How fun! I've always wanted to take a hot air balloon ride..... maybe someday. Thanks for sharing your with me.

Carin said...

Oh wow, that is just beautiful! I can't imagine what it felt like to be up there. Great shots!

RoseBelle said...

I would be too scared to fly up so high! But wow, the view from above looking down is so spectacular! Well, maybe one day I'll brave it up and take a balloon ride :)

Life with Kaishon said...

What an awesome post. I loved these pictures. Amazingly fun :)

Cecily R said...

That is one HECK of a sky watch!! Wow! I've always wanted to go up in a balloon...and yet I'm extremely afraid of heights. Maybe I better just stick to ooohing at your great pictures. :)

uberrhund said...

That is an awesome set of photos!
You are brave ! I could never go up in a balloon, too scared!
Thanks for sharing.

Vicki said...

Great shots looking down from the balloon.

eileeninmd said...

Wonderful set of photos and a lovely view from the balloon.

Lisa @ Boondock Ramblings said...

Great shots! You and your little one are much braver than me!

Lorac said...

Fabulous ride.Great photos. I think it would be lots of fun!

Tezzie said...

Wow...what a fun thing! Was it more quiet and peaceful up there than you had imagined? That's the main impression I took away from a hot air balloon ride I took a long time ago...

Awesome shots! Fun to see mom in the shots, as well :D

Fotobloggen 2010 said...

Lots of those fly over stockholm in the summertime and I guess they get a great wiew from above. Im not so sure that I would dare going up there though.... Great shots of the trip, thanks for showing!

Christina, sweden

Carver said...

What fun to go on a hot air balloon and the shots are all great.

Kristin said...

I had a chance for one of those hot air balloon rides. It was simply fabulous. But, it didnt really go very high up. The balloon was attached to strong ropes so that it wont fly too high or away from the site.

Hope you have a nice weekend.

Alice Phua said...

I love the photo when Narelle pokes her finger at your sunglasses....that's a precious moment!

Donna said...

I've never been in a balloon. It looks like so much fun! Fantastic photos!

Donna
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Kcalpesh said...

Cute captures from a fun day :-)

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hippie mommie said...

I love your blog! It's so colorful and happy! And your little girl is BEAUTIFUL!! :)