Over recent weeks, hot air balloons have flown over our home in the north of Hamilton – lots of aerial activity, in preparation for our big balloon festival.
What excitement when we looked out our kitchen window yesterday morning and saw the Remax balloon landing in the park across the road from the houses behind us.
Like many of our neighbours, we dashed round the block to see the action at the park close to hand. Our family from the USA watched on as the crew packed down the balloon. In the distance, we could see about 11 more balloons coming our way. We hoped some of them would also land at the park.
I thought this balloon was the most likely contender to land nearby.
We watched it sail over neighbouring houses. Iggy ran home for the car and we followed the balloon down nearby streets.
We arrived too late for the landing. The hot air balloon had landed in a nearby subdivision.
The final word goes to three year-old Ana, who described the flame used to heat the air to give the balloon lift as “dragon’s breath”.