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Balloon Flying Service of Oregon     |     PO Box 3305  Salem OR 97302     |     (503) 363-9799
August 17, 2010
Passengers: Doug & Kara Kimmie

Today we have a Father and Daughter for our passengers and a long way from home to boot. The Canadians will get a chance to get a close look at what Oregon is about. We meet at our park at City Hall which is just a couple blocks from their hotel. We get the balloon out and ready to fly and the passengers get on board with Mom and Brother staying behind. It is off the Park and over the trees and to the east. It is a beautiful morning and we have a great sunrise too. After a few minutes we cross over I-5 then on out into North Salem. We have a good look at some of the new water towers that have sprouted up the last few years as building has put more demand on the water system. We cut across north end of Salem and head out toward Silverton Road as I hunt for a LZ. We have several nurseries to cross over then I spot a wheat field that has been harvested so I have the gang go “knocking” to see if we can use it. Rose says yes but wants some pictures too. I work past the power lines then we are on the ground. We walk the balloon over to the yard as it is a lot cleaner for the take down. We get it ready for the bag and load up for the trip back for the picnic.
I get the story started, the toast is done and the certificates are presented.

Kara: “Thank you so much for a great time. It has been a dream of mine for a long time. Thank you for making it come true.”

A BIG thank you to today’s Crew (I can’t get in the air or back on the ground without’um)
Jan, Cecil

Average Speed: 4.0 MPH
Distance Flown: 4.4 Miles
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