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Balloon Flying Service of Oregon     |     PO Box 3305  Salem OR 97302     |     (503) 363-9799
August 3, 2013
Passengers: Scott, Nancy & Trent Wilms

After a couple of days off we are again into a 3 day “blast” starting at City Hall for the meeting and the pi-ball check. Winds are good so we load up and move to the school parking lot for the set up. We get the balloon filled and Cecil takes the “guys” inside for a closer look. I have Cecil add the heat and we get all on board and we are off the lot heading to the south. We pass over City Hall (where we will picnic later) and are drifting to the west which means a river crossing later which is something I don’t want today so I drop some altitude and get the hook back to the east. We travel down River Road for a bit and the drift to the east will give us a shot at the pond at Cap-Chev. We cross over the Parkway, over the fence and are over the water. We slip between the little “golf Green” island and the fountain for the perfect dip on the water then back up and off over the storage lot of cars and into the deaf school property. The “gang’ is on the move after us as I start looking for an LZ (landing zone). We cross over the “new” Hollywood District” and are approaching the Capitol Mall Park and a great spot to end today’s flight. The Saturday Market is setting up on the Green Lot so I try to work us into the Park area just past but we stay on the east side over the trees and will miss this LZ. We slip past the “Goldman” and I call the gang to move to the soccer field at Willamette University as the nex
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