Friday, February 5, 2010

Skywatch Friday - Balloon's eye view?

Driving home from work today, I saw two hot air balloons over the city. I couldn't get them both in the same picture from where I was positioned (and no, I don't mean in the front driver's seat!).

That's the Calgary Olympic Park ski jump in the background.

They were racing along at a fair old pace. It didn't appear to be that breezy, but my word, if you were up in that basket, I suspect you might have wanted to fasten a seatbelt.

These are drive-by photos, so excuse the quality.

All organized by a well known realtor company! Clever advertising I guess. But I wouldn't have minded an afternoon up there, watching everyone down here. It was a nice day for it.
When we moved here near Calgary, we bought our house through said realtor company and we were given two tickets for a free hot air balloon ride.

Unfortunately, we could not take kids on the ride, and as we had only just landed in this fair place, we did not know a soul to leave the children with - hence we were not able to take up the offer. Always regretted missing that freebie opportunity.

I think a bird's eye view of the city would have been fascinating.

Actually, I would probably appreciate it more now, rather than after a month or two of arriving, as I know my way around these days!

Have a clear, bright, breezy weekend folks!.

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  1. You should take that balloon ride! Nice skywatch, with balloon, and its fun following it down the road with you.
    Three Rivers Daily Photo

  2. Great pics, but no matter how good the view, I'll pass.


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