Florida (cont'd)

 

Bob helped me get into my harness and walked me over to my launch area. I had been asked to launch after the Fantasy of Flight balloon, which was the "hare" balloon that the other balloons would be following in the "hare and hounds" competition.


 

 

 

 

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The Fantasy of Flight balloon lifted off and moved off at a good clip to the southeast.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

My crew released me, and my balloons lifted me smoothly into the sky.

 

 

 

I drifted away from the blossoming colors of the hot-air balloons and the people with their giant morning shadows. I floated past our quonset hut, and rising, I began to see the surrounding lakes.

 

I flew toward the sunrise, and cast a dancing shadow on the sky.

 

 
 

 

A few swirls of mist were adrift above Little Lake Agnes. I crossed the interstate, rising.

 

 


Fantasy of Flight; Lake Agnes and Little Lake Agnes

 

 

Continued....