Up, Up, Up and Away

Sunday, May 25, 2008

We had a GREAT time up in the hot air balloon ride last night. It was an amazing experience that we will never forget. We enjoyed the quiet serene night, it couldn't have been more perfect. We ended up taking off in a culdesac behind the Burger King on 16th Street and landed behind our high school. We reached about 1150 feet and rode for over an hour!!
A special thanks to Keith, our pilot and again to Eldon and Roxanne for this awesome opportunity. Here are a few more pictures from our trip:

Robb and I waiting as the balloon is being inflated.

We're off!

We could see for miles and miles!

The Lubbers' Establishment

Our Church: Overisel Reformed
here is our reflection in the water

We hit the water for a few seconds and then went back up... a "splash and dash"

We got a little wet!!!

Aww..... how romantic!! :)
The landing
Can't wait to do it again!!!

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5 Responses to “ Up, Up, Up and Away ”

Anonymous said...

another question:
i am as OB nurse in indiana, and i grieve for you in the loss of baby brenham. as a nurse, i was wondering what you found helpful or not helpful from the nurses at your hospital. i am hoping to learn how to better support my patients who, like you, suffer the loss of a child.

The VanderZwaag's said...

How cool!!!! I have never been in a hot air balloon but it sure looks fun!!! I was wondering how it went!!! Glad you enjoyed yourselves!!!!

Trish said...

Wow! You've got guts Katie. There isn't enough money in the world to get me up in one of those things. What water did you land in?

the folkerts said...

WOW! The picture of your reflection in the water in simply amazing!! It reminds me of your reflection of our Lord, how you're living your life as a reflection of Him by your example and witness. That looks like a beautiful thing for you guys to do. You deserve to do something romantic after all the stress you are going through. I am very afraid of heights, but we almost went once. When we got there, the weather wasn't good, so we never did go. I'm glad you had this experience to see God's gorgeous creation from above! It looks so serene...
Myrna and family

Meegs said...

wow, looks like an amazing trip!