"Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime"-MARK TWAIN

Monday, September 24, 2012

Fall is here,


though you wouldn’t know it from our heat and humidity the last few days.  Sure makes us miss those cool days and nights of a few weeks ago while out West.  We’ve been spending time with friends here at home, catching up on all the news and gossip we missed the two months we were gone..  That’s one thing we miss about being on the road.  The friends back home.

As the first cool days and nights of Fall come our way, our thoughts turn to our second most favorite thing to do.  It’s time for a little hot air ballooning.


We have friends bringing their balloon to town this weekend to help with a fundraiser for a local church.  They will be doing tether rides at a local park for a few hours.  That’s a lot of hard work for the pilot and crew, but it’s for a great cause.

The middle of October brings The Great Mississippi River Balloon Races.  Taking place from the bluffs of Natchez, overlooking the Mississippi river, it is one of the most difficult places to fly a balloon to a target, anywhere.



From there, we’ll be heading up to Arkansas for a little more fun and flying.  As the next few weeks unfold, opportunities abound for lots of good food, fun, and fellowship.


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Yep, you’ve probably seen it before, but last years shirts pretty much say it all……….jc


  1. That must be a very exciting sport! My son just had a ride in a powered parachute and he said it was a ball. (His toes were cold though - he wore sandals = dumb!)

  2. Hi Jerry: thanks for stopping by my blog! I posted the recipe for you. (I got it from a cashier in a convenience store in rural Georgia about 20 years ago. How we got on the topic, I don't recall).

  3. The balloons are gorgeous! What a feeling floating in one must be!

  4. These colors are incredible! Reminds me of our one trip to the Albuquerque Balloon Festival.

    I love the intensity of the colors. Do you use something to make it this way? (Hope that was not an inappropriate thing to ask.)

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    2. Hi Lynne,
      I use a simple 3 click procedure from the free version of Picasa on most all my photos. It adjusts contrast, color saturation, and sharpness. I had to delete my previous post as I didn't know how to spell.


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