I'd like to thank newsletter reader Carol Conroy and Ron Thornton for a great Saturday morning experience. Carol read an earlier article in which I mentioned that I have a pilot's license and love to fly tiny aircraft. It seems that Carol and Ron own a hot air balloon. They offered to take me and newsletter editor Pam Cerutti for a ride.
How could I say no?
To Ron and Carol: thank you very much for an adventure I will remember the rest of my life.
To everyone else: to see what this couple does most every weekend the weather cooperates, take a look at the pictures at http://blog.eogn.com/photos/2007_balloon_flight. You might want to first cue up the music, "Up, Up and Away" as sung by the 5th Dimension.
You can also see Ron and Carol's web site at http://www.aerostation.org. Ron even has the exact path of our flight, as recorded by his GPS receiver, at http://www.aerostation.org/flights/index.php?flight=f20070616.def.