Not your typical evening in the neighborhoodPosted: July 30, 2012
Yesterday evening, after dinner, we had a little excitement across the street from us. Horses, a hot air balloon that appeared to be stuck in the trees… it was not at all a typical scene in our neighborhood. We do see horses, and hot air balloons. It’s just that we don’t usually see them at the same time, in the neighbor’s yard.
As it turns out, the balloon wasn’t stuck. There is a lot more room behind those trees than one would think when viewing it from the street.
Eventually they “walked” the balloon out from behind the trees and into the yard next door where they would have plenty of room to deflate it.
Having a hot air balloon land in your yard is a good way to meet the neighbors, if you haven’t already met them during another landing in someone else’s yard. This seems to be a popular area for hot air balloons to drop in. We are not only in the flight path. We are also in the landing path with lots of good places that have room for the balloon (a big lawn), and where the folks in the chase vehicle can get to them easily.
It was a funny coincidence. Earlier in the day I had remarked to M that we haven’t seen many hot air balloons this summer. Looks like I conjured up one.
That was our excitement for the evening. Well, outdoor and local excitement at any rate. We did settle in to watch the Olympics later and some of that can be exciting as well.
Today I took a walk around the neighborhood. I want to get ready for our group walk in the fall, exploring and mapping and figuring out the mileage around here. I already know it’s a half mile to the church, and a mile to the first left turn (if I’m walking east).
It was a nice walk except for a few nutters on the road. A middle-aged woman with a mini-van full of children swerving on the road as she talks on her cell phone. A teenager passing in a no-passing zone, giving the woman he was passing no room to move left so she could avoid me. I ended up standing in a ditch. I don’t know why I don’t think to take pictures of these people. Too busy trying to make sure I don’t get hit, I suppose.
Speaking of mapping, I did work on a map of Breezy Acres over the weekend, and can’t quite get it right. I usually end up running out of room on the paper I’m using. I’m going to try something else, and will hopefully have a map up soon.
That’s it from the Bogs for today. Thank you for visiting. How was your day? Anything unusual going on in your neighborhood? It’s warm here in the Bogs again, both the heat and the humidity creeping up. We might get some storms this afternoon, and that’s not such a bad thing since we’re still behind in our rainfall amounts for the year.
Wishing you a joyous day, a wonder-filled evening, and a peaceful night. 🙂