Monday, September 3, 2007
Big Orange Balloon
Standing infront of the balloon before we take a ride
Here it is in the air at 10,000 feet elevation
Madalyn and I taking in the sights!
This is our "after" shot!
Here we are loading the hot air balloon.
So, as many of you know, the Irvine Company is building this "Great Park" for the community to enjoy for many years to come on the old El Toro Marine base. We have been reading about the "Big Orange Balloon" - that is the first attraction at the park. By first I mean that there is absolutely nothing else to do there (unless you want to check out the hundreds of motorhomes being stored on the base!). Since the rides are free until the first of the year we took advantage of the great deal. It was a fun experience to say that we "did it", but I would have to say that I am glad that we did not spend $20 a person to ride!
After we went to the Spectrum for some lunch at Cheesecake Factory-yum, shopping, and some fun playtime in the fountains! Then we ran home to take a dip in the pool. A fun day for the last day of summer as school officially begins tomorrow....so I guess I better go and start on all those lunches!