Sunday, September 6, 2015

hot air balloon!

Justin and Mindy know a guy with a hot air balloon!  And they invited Jordan and Charlie to go on a ride!!  It was quite an experience!  The guys got to participate in setting it up, then they put Charlie and Aria in it.  Aria decided not to go and the pilot made sure that Charlie knew that they couldn't just drop him off if he didn't like it anymore!  It was loud!  But Charlie quietly acknowledged that he still wanted to go!  And what a thrill!  They all loved it!  What an awesome experience!!

Wait... a waiver?!

Charlie had intended to throw out his paper airplane but forgot to!

The on-lookers followed the balloon, not knowing when and where it would land, exactly.  We made a quick stop at McDonalds for food and just like that, it was directly above our open sun-roof!  We could hear the guys and even make eye contact!  They were comin' down!  We raced out of there to follow them.  They landed behind Target.  And it was so quick, we missed it!  They had been heading in a different direction just before then! 

I have to say, I was relieved when they were back on the ground!  The girls and I were praying the whole time!  But Jordan said it was such a peaceful experience!  Once he got used to the idea of the basket being lower than waist level!

Charlie with his paper airplane that he forgot to throw!  Not sure he'll ever get the chance again!
And not to fold it up for next time!

The boys received a special 'Hot Air Balloon Flight' certificate....

And 'champagne'!!!

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