Drive-by Photography: Emergency Ballon Landing
I had a unique experience over the weekend. While driving back from a fun evening out with the kids we espied a hot air ballon landing in a small field next to the highway. I made a quick exit and tracked back to the place where I saw it come down. It wasn’t too hard to find.
It turns out that it was a company that offers ballon rides in the northern Virgina area that was touching down with a basketful of tourists. What I found amazing was that the pilot was able to land the ballon in a 30′ by 50′ field that was boxed in by power lines, a busy highway, and a trailer park – an almost surgical operation.
The part I found amusing was that after paying a hefty fee for the ride, the passengers had to help pack it all up – a lot of heave-ho.