Saturday, June 6, 2009

Balloon Chase

It's that time of year again - where the weather gets a little warmer, the trees are leafed out, and the hot-air balloons take off! This balloon was floating above Pewaukee the other day when I noticed it was being followed by several cars and a "chase" truck. They were in front of me on my way home and so I was able to watch it land in a field to the left of the road while the vehicles patiently waited.

The area has lots of open space, parks, farms fields and such, so it's ideal for this adventurous "sport." During the Waukesha County Fair in July, there is usually a fleet of them flying overhead for several days.


GreensboroDailyPhoto said...

I'm so happy to have stopped by and seen this great Skywatch picture. Made my day!

Jacob said...

Balloons aweigh! Nice shot. I love to watch balloons, but you won't get me into one. Have you ever ballooned?

Hilda said...

That is so cool! About the only time we have balloons flying near Manila is during the annual hot-air balloon festival in the nearby province of Pampanga.

Karen said...

Very cool shot of the balloon..

I look forward to the end of summer, when we have the Great Reno Baloon Race. The sky over the city comes alive with balloons..