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It’s Not a Bird…..

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Up, up and away

By: Pat Coate

Hope Tom doesn’t mind a different kind of flying object this week. My daughter and I took in the Wellsville Balloon Festival on Sunday morning (6am launch!) and what a spectacle it was. Thirty-one gaily colored balloons took flight over a 45 minute time span enlivening the Allegheny foothills with their brilliant colors.

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Getting ready for launch

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Touch down

Much to the delight of the crowd, a couple of the balloons touched down in the river before sailing off. My favorite was when someone in the crowd yelled out his approval to one of the touch downs with “You’re the man!” – and was met with a return shout of “But I’m a woman!”.

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3 responses

  1. all balloon pics are lovely, but the reflection one is superb

    21 July 2011 at 9:58 pm

  2. Frank

    Great shots!

    23 July 2011 at 10:53 am

  3. Lynda

    Agreed! I love the reflection one, but also the one from underneath the balloon! Lovely as usual Pat!

    27 July 2011 at 3:20 pm

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