This morning I was booked for the hot air balloon ride with Sundance again. Last night when I phoned to check the status I was amazed when he said the flight was ON! I am so used to hearing that the flight has been cancelled, that I had to phone back again to listen – just in case.
He gave the time and place where we were to meet this morning, so I was up bright and early and ready to head out. I phoned once more just to make sure things hadn’t changed and it was still ON!
After breakfast and a walk with Chester, I headed out to Kildonan Park to go on my long awaited ride. I got there early so I would be able to watch and take pictures as the balloon was set up.
I saw the Sundance Balloon vehicle and met the man whose voice I have heard many times over the phone. Then he told me that the wind had changed and it was no longer safe to go up. He told me I could wait and it might change again by the time the sun was up. At that point, it wasn’t going to hurt to wait a bit and since I was the only passenger there so far, I waited and watched.
The man (I should have got his name), took a little balloon out into the field and let it go to check the upper air current. Now I know how they do that. The balloon did not have a smooth flight. 😦
More people were showing up for the ride at that point and were being told that the flight was now cancelled and we would have to re-book it again.
I took a few pictures and headed for home.
Guess I can pack a few more boxes today, since I won’t be having my after flight champagne.