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Balloon Flying Service of Oregon     |     PO Box 3305  Salem OR 97302     |     (503) 363-9799
July 29, 2013
Passengers: Leanne Lange, Faith Branson, Gina Shaver, Jean Baird

Again we are at the Brooks site but today we have a bit of and overcast as we get the envelope stretched out and the air pumped in. We have 4 gals today and they really are getting into the spirit. I call for the gals to get on board and we are off the field and on our way to the south. Once up I spot a crop duster doing the “bud set” spray on the hazelnut trees. Our track is toward the ponds at Knife River and I just have to get us into the water for a “dip” or two. The winds are PERFECT today so we just cruse on the surface for a bit. It’s off the water and over the train then we head toward Brooklake Rd. and spot the gang there waiting with out cameraman in the red rig. We are over some more hops, then the wheat that goes with it as the gals are snapping pictures as we drift along. We are heading toward Keizer as the hour is closing in on us and it’s time to look for the LZ (landing zone) for today. The track has been fairly stead to the south so we have a lot of pavement in line today. The gang is on the ball as we cross into the start of this HUGH mass of asphalt. We slow down a bit and have a good shots at several lots but the best shot is past all the blacktop and a spot that was used during the Iris Festival. The gang is on the spot as we slip into the lot, I put a line down and 750 lbs is what I need to put us on the sawdust that is left over from the tent that was here a month ago. The gang fight the envelope down as I landed “cross” wind but we get it down and in the bag for the trip back to Finney Lake for the
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