We'll post here after our flights and get togethers...Stay tuned!
I was reminded what Jim Thompson told us when we bought his balloon back in 1980...."If you buy this balloon, it will change your life." Well, it did in the most profound ways. So many amazing adventures and the most amazing people in our life. Ballooning is magic, still.
Ballooning -- doesn't get much more fun than this! Wonderful new friends go flying in Cool Spring. Thanks David, Connie and Arleen...Dusty and Dianne!
We meet the most amazing people! This is Carolina BalloonFest 2011 -- Thank you Emily Sigmon! - hover your curser to see captions...
Great morning for flying - Marsha and gang flew from the Balloonport early. Beautiful photos, Josie!
Getting ready at Cool Spring Center for a two-day retreat with Purple Heart Homes, and Marsha does a fly-over! Finally emerged from over a week of wind and rain....praise the lord!
AND SHE SAID "YES!" on a beautiful morning flight from Cool Spring with Josh and his lovely girlfriend, now fiancee, Taylor. A December 2016 wedding is planned. Congratulations to you both, and thanks to Melanie for capturing the magic moment in photos!
Kristie and Charles have been ballooning, it seems like forever, but really only since 1981. This blog is a running log of fun flights and adventures in and around the Greater Cool Spring International Balloon Port and Space Museum, our home. Enjoy!
What an amazing
we had this year! Thanks to everyone who made this amazing balloon rally a huge success!
Call us if you'd like to schedule a flight at Carolina BalloonFest.
A portion of proceeds raised through Carolina BalloonFest and Carolina Roots MusicFest is distributed to local nonprofit organizations. Last year, $113,000 was donated by BalloonFest to a number of regional organizations.
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In the beautiful Cool Spring community!
Video by Carolinas Drone Imagery
Select Images by Michele Cooke, Daniel Sasser, and Ron Ellis.
Carolinas Balloon Association
Balloon Federation of America
Tapestry Tours DuJour
JXP Elite Productions Video
Cool Spring Center
Fire Fly Balloons
Pat Tinkley Photography
Fusion Photography Studio
Int'l. Balloon Festival, Leon