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Up, Up and Away…

One year for Christmas I decided to ask for a Hot Air Balloon Ride gift certificate for Mr. Van. He had often talked about how much he would enjoy that experience…

I was amazed, and then full of fear as he opened the Christmas envelope with TWO Hot Air Balloon Ride vouchers, thanks to our oldest son and his wife. I had NOT intended to participate in this adventure!

I didn’t push booking anything as I really did not think I wanted to go.

Finally we needed to book or lose the opportunity, and what an adventure it turned out to be! It is actually three years ago this week that we spent that hour soaring over the countryside in our part of northern Alberta.

I actually was not afraid at all as we embarked. We had some of the best weather of the season for our ride, and that made it all the more enjoyable. We are treasuring the memories–come along with us?

Mr. Van went prepared to help the crew if needed…

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Up, up and away…

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Panorama of Peace Area Harvest…

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One of the farmers by the airport was celebrating Grande Prairie’s 100th Anniversary, complete with Trumpeter Swan:)

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Coming in for the landing…

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So fun to do this together:)

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A gorgeous sunset…and the end to an amazing adventure…

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Thanks for walking down memory lane with us… Happy Wednesday…

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