Monday, January 25, 2010

Sky Ride

Living in Austin makes you become accustomed to seeing strange much that they are not strange anymore.

This morning I saw something that I didn't realize until that moment that I had never seen in real life before.

Around 9:15 this morning I walked into my kitchen to get a bite of breakfast. I love the outdoors so much that I never pass by a window without looking out of it. Good thing, or I would have never saw what I did.

There floating across the sky was a hot air balloon! I'm sure that that may not be a big deal to most folks, but I was excited. Aside from a book or t.v. it was the first time I had ever seen one actually floating in the sky...practically in my backyard I might add.

I immediately grabbed my camera and took a pic...

The balloon slowly descended down behind the trees until I could not see it anywhere. My curiosity got the best of me so I hopped in my car to find out where it went. I knew where I saw it go down there is nothing but wide open farmland and the main road.

As I pulled out of my neighborhood I caught sight of it again. It was still slowly descending. I lost track of it one more time before I caught sight of it touching down in the park.

I couldn't believe that it had landed in the area that it did without getting tangled up in the grove of pecan trees in the park..

I was curious enough about the balloon that I came home and did a little research. I found out that Austin has a couple of hot air balloon rentals. I can't believe in the two years that I have lived here this is the first time I ever saw a hot air balloon floating around in the sky.

I guess I can add balloon ride to my long list of things to do while living in Central Texas.


  1. Wonderful, I loved your post, I have always wanted to have a hot air ballon ride, maybe some day I will..

  2. How funny! I was JUST looking up some info on hot air balloons the other day. Molly wants to learn to fly one!! She was disappointed that there were no lessons available for anyone younger than the age of 16. Guess we have a few more years for that one. . .