Last year my sister and I decided to give my Dad and his friend, Nancy, a hot air balloon ride for Christmas . They scheduled the ride for last Saturday and Riley and I woke up early to see them off .
There were several other balloons taking off at the same time and the colors and patterns were so beautiful .
Once they were airborne we mananged to keep them in our sights for quite a while as we drove back towards our house . They actually ended up landing (accidentally) in a field that is about a mile from our house .
I was super excited about their landing because I pass this field every day on my way into town and I have been dying to stop and take pictures of the beautiful hay bales . While they worked to pack up the balloon, Riley and I had a blast running through the field .
It was a great way to spend a Saturday .