Archive for October, 2013

October Flights Roundup and End of Flying Season

Monday, October 28th, 2013

Well, it’s past time to post-up flight pics for the month of October. The flying weather for the Adirondacks, Lake George, Saratoga Springs and Albany – The Capital District region, started out poorly, but got real good right at peak foliage time and the busy Columbus Holiday Weekend rush for balloon rides. We will start with the earliest to the last flight of the month.

On Friday morning the 11th, I flew Pat and Fred from Delmar, and Andrew and Jessica from Saratoga Springs.

On Friday morning the 11th, I flew Pat and Fred from Delmar, and Andrew and Jessica from Saratoga Springs.

On the morning of the 12th, I flew Francis and Antonette from Brewster MA. Francis's family history dates to the first settlers in MA, the  Pilgrims at Plymouth MA.

On the morning of the 12th, I flew Francis and Antonette from Brewster MA. Francis’s family history dates to the first settlers, the Pilgrims at Plymouth MA.

Also on the morning of the 12th, were Aaron and Laura from Albany NY.

Also on the morning of the 12th, were Aaron and Laura from Albany NY.

On Sunday morning the 13th, I flew Mike and Caitlin from Wantagh and Williston Park NY.

On Sunday morning the 13th, I flew Mike and Caitlin from Wantagh and Williston Park NY.

Also on the morning of the 13th were, Jeanne and Peter from Schenectady NY.

Also on the morning of the 13th were, Jeanne and Peter from Schenectady NY.

On Tuesday morning the 15th, I flew Mary and Kim from Lima OH, and Joel and Amanda from Chiswick UK.

On Tuesday morning the 15th, I flew Mary and Kim from Lima OH, and Joel and Amanda from Chiswick UK.

For the last flight of the month on the morning of the 21st, I flew friends Caleb, Afton, Angela and James.

For the last flight of the month on the morning of the 21st, I flew friends Caleb, Afton, Angela and James.

Well folks, that’s a wrap for me. Enjoy the holidays and I’ll be seeing you on down the road.

“Some tails are happy ones,

others are blue.

It’ the way you ride the trail that counts,

Happy trails to you.”

+Roy Rogers

 

 

 

 

 

 

Recent Hot Air Balloon Rides and Weather Forecast

Wednesday, October 2nd, 2013

We just had a very nice patch of weather at the end of September for doing some early fall foliage hot air balloon rides in our beautiful Adirondacks/Lake George/Albany-The Capital District region.

The weekend flights started on Saturday evening with a group of friends, Jeff and Maureen from Aberdeen NJ and Rose and Michael from Brooklyn NY.

The weekend flights started on Saturday evening with a group of friends, Jeff and Maureen from Aberdeen NJ, and Rose and Michael from Brooklyn NY.

The fall colors are just starting to come on strong.

Up, up and away over rural Washington County.

 

 

Next flight was on Sunday morning with two couples, Ken and Sharon from Blairstown NJ, and Ramya and Abhilash from Webster NY.

Next flight was on Sunday morning with two couples, Ken and Sharon from Blairstown NJ, and Ramya and Abhilash from Webster NY.

Ken and Sharon and the balloon shadow thru the early morning mist.

Ken and Sharon and the balloon shadow thru the early morning mist.

Ramya and Abhilash with the early morning mist breaking up over the upper Hudson River Valley.

Ramya and Abhilash with the early morning mist breaking up over the upper Hudson River Valley.

Next up on Sunday evening, was Doug and Jackie from Highland IN on a Private Flight, who made us a part of their extended fall tour of the NorthEast.

Next up, on Sunday evening was Doug and Jackie from Highland IN on a Private Flight, who made us a part of their extended fall tour of the NorthEast.

Doug and Jackie with the Green Mountains of Vermont in the background.

Doug and Jackie with the Green Mountains of Vermont in the background.

On Monday evening, I flew Rick and Penny from Nassau on a Private Flight.

On Monday evening, I flew Rick and Penny from Nassau on a Private Flight.

A paraplane visited during our evening air cruise over the Argyle area.

A paraplane visited during our evening air cruise over the Argyle area.

I wish that the weather forecast for the coming weekend for our Adirondack, Lake George Region was as nice as it was for the last 10 days or so, but, it looks like it will be a bit of a challenge to get many flights in thru early next week. There still is a lot of time left to enjoy our fall foliage flights, so get your reservation in before the season ends. Call me @ 518-793-6342