Thursday, 4 August 2011

Merry Christmas!?!

No that isn't wrong!  My dad finally got his christmas present last night.  A hot air balloon flight.  It's all very weather dependent so it was all a bit last minute - phone calls in the middle of yesterday afternoon saying it was all go.  He wanted all of us to go along with the grandkids to see him off and what a glorious night it turned out to be.

So while we waited for all the setting up hoo-haa to be done these two had a blast running about in the field, chasing each other, 'accidentally' falling over and through grass about.

It did take a while but eventually this began to happen (that's my dad in the grey jumper - taking more photos!)
Nearly upright ......
 Almost .....
 Nearly .....
 Up, up and away ......
 Far away, floating over the Ochil Hills

2 comments:

suzan almond said...

That takes nerves of steel ! Hope he enjoyed the flight !

Janine said...

Wow! That looks amazing. I always think hot air balloons are so beautiful and elegant - but noisy close up. I'm so envious!