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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