Wordless Wednesday – Hot Air Balloons

by Deb on August 3, 2011

The Air Force has people who go around Australia with a hot air balloon to, I don’t know, promote it. From the point of view of ‘getting it out there’ it certainly works, I mean it’s a hot air balloon!

Inflating

Very sadly, it was too windy for it to go up on their single day in our town. So instead they did a ‘cold inflate’ and let the kids go inside,

Opening

Inside

then they got to squash all the air out of it.

Squashing

And play with the flames.

Flames

Then we played “how many kids can you squash in a basket?”

Basket

Definitely worth getting up early on a long weekend!

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Ames August 3, 2011 at 7:39 am

How exciting!!!

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Veronica @ Mixed Gems August 3, 2011 at 7:46 am

That’s a pity they couldn’t go up. I was gifted a balloon ride years ago and it was quite an experience. Definitely not one I would have chosen on my own. Very enjoyable.

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sarah August 3, 2011 at 8:04 am

that looks amazing! I bet the kids will remember that day for a long time to come!

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Kate @ Puddles and Gumboots August 3, 2011 at 9:05 am

Heehee I like the how many kids can you fit in the basket game! looks like a fun morning 🙂

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Trish August 3, 2011 at 10:16 am

This would have been very interesting and exciting.
Happy WW.
Thanks for linking up.

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Daisy August 3, 2011 at 10:47 am

Oh cool! That would have been awesome to go inside one! Shame it couldn’t go up, but still a very awesome experience!

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Kellie @ Three Li'l August 3, 2011 at 11:37 am

I’ve always wanted to go in a hot air balloon. I remember getting to look at one at school and get in the basket and under the balloon. Lots of fun! Looks like a beautiful day too, despite the wind!

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Lifeasmummymax August 3, 2011 at 12:02 pm

oh that is so cool! looks like lots of fun! Happy WW 🙂

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Emma August 3, 2011 at 1:20 pm

Looks like great fun. And what a brilliant blue sky!

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Skyelee August 3, 2011 at 2:51 pm

What an incredible experience for them to see a hot air balloon close up! We often see them hovering over Melbourne. Happy W.W.

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Ashleigh Hoyle via Facebook August 3, 2011 at 3:10 pm

I can’t get to your blog to see the photo! 🙁

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Science@home via Facebook August 3, 2011 at 3:27 pm

thanks for letting me know

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Gemma @ My Big Nutshell August 3, 2011 at 5:30 pm

That is such a cool thing to do. The kids will never forget that.

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Ash August 3, 2011 at 6:22 pm

Yay! It’s working! That must have been so much fun to go inside! How many fitted in the basket? 🙂

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Chase Your Dreams August 4, 2011 at 1:53 am

Oh wow. I’ve yet to go on one of these, but loved it to go to one of those mass ascensions. It’s magical to see.

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abeachcottage August 6, 2011 at 5:30 pm

Looks like a lot of fun! Great pics too!

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