Early Morning Balloon Launch
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March 6th, 2010 – by: aelder2259
I didn't know it until now, but there's this crazy balloon guy that is launching himself up in the air ala the movie "Up".
The balloon organizations had coffee and cinnamon rolls, so I got my caffeine fix. I was outside about 30 minutes before the balloons started to inflate. It was a gorgeous morning for it, but bitter cold. I had on thick socks and gloves, but after an hour, I could no longer feel my toes and my fingertips were so numb that it was difficult to press the camera shutter.
Before I could even download the pictures from my point and shoot camera, I had to thaw out my hands and toes. I heated up a towel with warm water to wrap around my feet...worked great, but it really hurt when my toes started to thaw. I don't remember my toes ever being so frozen.
Now that the balloons are way down the road, I going to head into town to the Rocking Horse and meet a client of mine for breakfast. Hey, that means I can count this trip as a business trip, right?
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