This is the second post in a three post series on this adventure. If you are jumping in in the middle head to Hot Air Balloon Part 1 first.
We soared above the beautiful foliage of my home state.
It was also interesting.
Early on in the flight, within the first few minutes, it was clear that Ken, our pilot, was already anticipating and figuring out where we might land. He was feeling out the winds at different altitudes and pointing out possible fields in the distance.
It is a tricky thing to navigate, finding a field, at just the right time, with winds changing and blowing us in various directions.
It seemed like we were flying over dozens of fields . . .
And missed the field entirely.
We expected this to happen, we understand.
It happened again.
Plan C was to land in this field near the back hoe.
I was thinking about how much this adventure was like life.
There are times when we think everything is going to line up, that we are going to land in a particular place (or with a particular friend, or in a particular job, or with a particular partner) . . . and things do not line up. Life continues forward.
A balloon cannot go back the path it came on . . .
and neither can we . . .
So we kept floating and looking for the just the right field . . .
Updating as we go . . .
Day 1: About Intention Day 2: About Adventure Day 3: Challenge – Community Event (Hayride) Day 4: Challenge – Use Groupon (Daytrip) Day 5: Challenge – Find Event on the Internet (Art Show +) Day 6: Challenge – Head to the Local Fair Day 7: Flashback Friday – Andrew, Liza Day 8: Challenge – Celebrate with Family Day 9: Challenge – Celebrate Your Own Birthday