We meet the most amazing people! This is Carolina BalloonFest 2011 -- Thank you Emily Sigmon! - hover your curser to see captions...
Just another amazing day in Paradise! Ballooning with Dale and Rachel for a birthday celebration...
IT'S A GREAT TIME FOR HOT AIR BALLOONING! Great weekend with great people, flying and tethering!
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!
Thanks to Karen Leonard for inviting us to Oak Park Retirement Home in Salisbury where we had a blast giving folks rides all afternoon! Made lots of new friends. Thanks to Patric and Josie, Marsha, Dianne and Dusty...
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!
Keep up with news about
2023 Carolina BalloonFest
October 20, 21, 22.
Balloons fly in the mornings around 7:30 to 9:30 AM
& before sunset, around 4:45 to 6:45 PM,
See you there!
A portion of proceeds raised through Carolina BalloonFest is distributed to local nonprofit organizations.
Each year donations are made by
National Balloon Rally Charities to a number of regional organizations. Thank you for participating!
Big oh! Balloons
Cool Spring Center
399 West Page Hager Road
Cleveland, NC 27013
--by appointment only--
In the beautiful Cool Spring community
in Central North Carolina!
LINKS WE LIKE
Balloon Federation of America
Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta
JXP Elite Productions Video
Cool Spring Center
Fire Fly Balloons
FIG Balloon Festival, Leon, Mexico
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Michele Cooke, Daniel Sasser, and Ron Ellis. ©2021