Breaking out the gear as the sun rises.
Heating the coils
Filling the balloon with air
Filling the balloon with air. It goes back a long ways.
He looks a lot smaller when he's further back in there.
Patrick looks a bit small in there, doesn't he?
Heating the air. At this point we had just used a fan to inflate the balloon. I was impressed with that burner.
Getting started. Heating the air.
There she goes. You can see how the hot air is rising.
Airborne!! What a view. I LOVED the mist.
A jet took off beneath us, right through the mist.
Oh ya, what an experience.
Looking towards the north side of Frederick.
Looking east, the dip in the hills is Lake Linganore.
Let me know when you're tired of looking at sunrises.
Tired of sunrises yet? Too bad if you are. ;)
Who knew Maryland was full of hills like this? It was so gorgeous as they poked out above the mist.
Looking North over the Monocacy.
Looking over Frederick. You can see the clustered spires in the middle right. Highway 70 is pretty prominent also.
Looking up. Love those colors!!
Did I mention I was impressed with the burner?
The horses were freaking out a little bit.