I’ve spent all summer looking for Mario and his balloon in the sky. I’d just about given up all hope of ever seeing another hot air balloon floating over Grafton until last night. That’s when I was greeted, upon coming home from the school space meeting, by my daughter, bouncing up and down and yelling, “Mom! You missed the best thing that happened today!”
That’s right. A hot air balloon — Mario’s balloon — landed practically in my back yard. And where was I? Conference Room A.
I swear, fate is just laughing at me this week. The above photo was taken by my son with his birthday present, a Canon A480, the Greater Grafton Camera’s little brother.
The balloon touched down in a neighbor’s driveway and, I’m told, everyone in the neighborhood came running to get a good look at it. Would you look at the size of that thing? (These photos are courtesy of a neighbor, who sent them out to our email list)
Once it was down, they made fairly quick work of the business of deflating the balloon and getting it rolled up.
The above photos, and the ones following, are courtesy of Sarah’s Mom.
The neighborhood kids (and grownups) all got into the act. Doesn’t this look like fun? Wouldn’t you be kicking yourself if you missed out on it happening, I can’t say it enough, in your backyard?
And then everyone posed for pictures before Mario had to take off with his deflated balloon.
There was not a single sign that any of this had happened when I got home about 30 minutes later. Sigh. Thanks for dropping by anyway, Mario!