First, the winner of a copy of Lily and the Lawman for telling us her favorite cowboy is:
Congratulations! I hope you enjoy the story.
Second, Happy Birthday to my Mom. She celebrated her birthday yesterday.
Third, If Blogger wasn't being such a pill, I could post the rest of the pictures that go with the one above. Coming home from our date Friday night, my husband and I happened up on this scene. A huge hot air balloon was spinning, rotating in the air, and coming down.
Firetrucks, police, traffic stopped everywhere. The balloon had a gap open along the side that was catching the slight breeze and making it spin, and making it unable to hold enough hot air to keep it aloft.
Controlling the balloon as best he could, the pilot navigated trees, buildings, and electrical lines, setting the basket down in the median of HWY 14. As it was coming down, we whipped into the parking lot of our bank and took pictures.
The police and sheriff's department stopped traffic, an ambulance and fire equipment stood by, and the Rochester Hot Air Balloon club members with their chase vehicle pulled up and men hopped out. They swarmed the balloon, grabbing onto the basket and trail ropes and horsed it to the ground. In a matter of a couple of minutes, they had it on its side and deflating. Crisis averted, but what a sight to see!