by Patricia Lightfoot

We were woken by the call to prayer before the alarm clock rang and driven to a field where the balloon was already inflated. Reassured by the size and robustness of the wicker basket, we climbed up and into one of several compartments. As we talked, took photos of other balloons being inflated and listened to our pilot’s instructions to bend our knees on landing, we failed to realize that we had taken off until we were floating about 50 feet off the ground, fooled by the ease of our departure. Continue reading “It’s time for some ballooning”