Titirangi Storyteller

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Up Up and Away…

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Couldn’t resist the title… always hated that 5th Dimension song, though.

I promise to edit these in earnest tomorrow… if I have time… just so busy at the beginning of the month…

This is another play with the filters in Picasa 3. Gave it a sixties tarnish with a bit of a vignette. It sort of fits, as ballooning really has not changed much in quite a while. As you can see from the long shadows, this is just after dawn – a perfect day for hot air balloons – and we were able to get up close and personal with them.

Maybe next year I will go for a ride in one. Can’t say it’s always been a dream of mine. And they were $300pp for 45 minutes, which isn’t an amount I’d drop without a bit of forethought… I might just be happier watching other people go… on the other hand, it would be a rush, I am sure. And just think of the photos I would take!


Written by Titirangi Storyteller

03/04/2012 at 11:36 pm

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  1. Go up! You’ll love it! Riding with the wind, there is no sound or sense of movement. It is so peaceful!


    Gwenna Hendrix (on Lockewood Place in SFSD)

    04/04/2012 at 1:02 am

  2. Fabulous picture. I’ve always wanted to go for a balloon ride 🙂


    Trinity River

    04/04/2012 at 1:24 am

    • Well, I suppose if you haven’t done it either… I don’t feel so bad. Shall we meet up in New Mexico one year and try it together???


      • It’s a date! Lemme know I’ll be there. Or come here and we’ll do a road trip. Yee haa!


        Trinity River

        06/04/2012 at 3:26 am

      • Seriously – fingers crossed for next year! I was hoping to get my wild west trip this year, but it ain’t going to happen. I couldn’t stay retired… grrrrrrrrrrrr


      • you couldn’t stay retired?? hee hee. Ok next year. 🙂


        Trinity River

        07/04/2012 at 2:21 am

  3. It does look like a vintage photo with the tones. You should go so that I can continue to live vicariously through your adventures.



    07/04/2012 at 5:13 am

    • Well, as I said to Trinity, it ain’t going to be this year. Next month I am making my annual pilgrimage to Wanaka, on the South Island. Too early for snow in May… I’m hoping for Christmas in Shanghai – or at least a nice little cruise…


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