Sunday, March 11, 2012

My birthday celebration

This morning I arose far too early and went to muster with many other bleary eyed bodies in the Foyer of Questacon. Dawn Drifters and Balloons Aloft set out from the building at about 6.15 to find a field large enough to blow up hot air balloons. My 40th birthday present.

Picture from inside the basket looking up inside the balloon.

One of the many balloons flying for the Canberra Festival celebrating Canberra's 99th birthday.

Side of the balloon basket with another balloon below me, and homes around Yarralumla below that.

It was the most awesome experience and I am so glad I chose this as my present.

While I was up there, I was taken back to when we lived in Miller Street, O'Connor and I'd wake early on Sunday mornings to the sound of conversations right above my bedroom. It took me far too long to work out it was balloonists above our house. I also remembered the week Ryan was born. I was in Calvary Hospital with ruptured membranes waiting for his arrival. I woke very early, around 6am, and opened my curtains wide. Each morning, balloons would rise behind Black Mountain and I wondered what it would be like to be one of the passengers.

Many photos which may actually result in some scrapbooking, especially as Stampin' Up! has a stamp set called Up, Up and Away I the current catalogue.

It was a fun birthday experience and my wonderful husband also allowed my a nap between ballooning and my birthday brunch at Pork Barrel Cafe. Lovely day spent with family. Not sure when or if a birthday party will eventuate... Time is becoming slightly precious at the moment. Long personal post finished! Enjoy the photos!

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Sam said...

Awesome pics Carolyn...especially the one looking down at the other balloon. How exciting!

Happy Birthday :-)

Divya Rao said...

Belated Birthday wishes Ryn! Hope all's well with you.
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