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Balloon Flying Service of Oregon     |     PO Box 3305  Salem OR 97302     |     (503) 363-9799
July 21, 2013
Passengers: Sharon & Dave Moomaw, Betty Krewson, Grant & Lauren Hadley

Again back in Brooks as the winds aloft are holding in the “summer” pattern, north to south. We have a beautiful sunny day again today as we get the gear out and hooked up. Time to add the heat in and when we standing tall time to get the passengers on board. I notice that Betty (our Bucket List) passenger is a bit “pensive” and has a good hold on the upright as we lift off the tarmac and get on our way. We aren’t off the ground more that a minute when her “death grip” lets loose. It’s over the hops then over to the ponds and a chance to take a “dip”. I set up the shot and when I drop for it we hook to the east and follow the bank and not over the water. So I go a bit higher to get to the other pond and wind up right over the dredge and pump line and we keep our feet dry today. We cross over the tree farm then over Brooklake Rd and on toward Keizer. The track is very close to yesterday so we travel down River Road and over the gang as they wait for us to catch up. The hour is up and I have a shot for the $2 million lot but get shoved off to the east so will use Don Earle’s field off Chemawa Rd. today. I set the shot and we are low over the apartments then I spot the “gang” in the field waiting for the catch. The boys give a little tow to the road and we unload the Betty and get the balloon on the ground and back in the bag. The land owner (Don) walks over and says “howdy” as we get the
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