Time for Thorns

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Mass ascension…

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No, we’re talking hot air balloons.   One of these years I am going to get myself out to Albuquerque for its International  Balloon Fiesta.   I’ve ridden in a hot air balloon,  and you not only enjoy spectacular views aloft,  but because you’re moving at the same speed as the wind,  you can hear people talking on the ground in normal conversational volumes.

Being a member of a balloon chase crew provides its own excitement,  especially in locations which,  unlike Albuquerque,  don’t provide winds in different directions at different altitudes.   It helps if the chase team is familiar with the territory,  including all the farm roads and cow paths one might need to access if your target lands in Farmer Jones’ peanut field.

 

 

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Written by timeforthorns

October 4, 2015 at 11:43 pm

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