After the Flight

As we returned to the launch field after our flight in the Nelly-B, driving through town I was able to see balloons still in the air as well as some that had landed.  The sky was magical with all of these fascinating balloons floating about above the hustle and bustle of folks going about their lives.  Where some of the balloons landed was interesting as I pondered how would their chase crews get to them like the one balloon that landed in a fenced corral.


Once back at the launch field I stood and gazed at the balloons that had landed along with those that were slowly coming back to earth.  Some of them had some less than traditional chase vehicles.

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And then there was this one balloon that I watched come in closer and closer until it began to land very near to where I was standing;  I gave it all the space it needed quickly!

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Crews were starting to break out the tailgating goodies by this time.  Check out this once upon a time fire truck that was now not only a chase vehicle but a cool dispenser of beer!  Red plastic cups always mean a good time.  This day really was a great day at the balloon fiesta for me.

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21 Responses to After the Flight

  1. Oh wow. This event is much cooler than I ever imagined. What a great use for an old fire truck. Cheers!

  2. Very nice set of images. Ballooning is so much fun! (Suzanne)

  3. Ingrid says:

    I can hear Toby Keith in the background singing “Red Solo Cup” 😄

  4. A. Blake says:

    What a beautiful sky but you know I wouldn’t be able to actually get inside of one….

  5. ChgoJohn says:

    This would be so much fun, Teri. How great that you could attend.

  6. smilecalm says:

    everything about this
    is hot 🙂

  7. Pit says:

    When I was still living in Alfter in Germany, sometimes balloons came quite close over our house and landed not far away in the fields. I still vividly remember when one came sailing by quite low, with that burner roaring, and really frightened some horses that at that time were grazing on an empty spot next to our place.

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