This evening I was out weeding the front garden when I was startled by a rather loud WHOOSHING sound. Having spent several years living near the Adirondack Balloon Festival in upstate NY I knew immediately what it was. I looked up, and sure enough:
It proceeded to land in the road in front of our property. Maddie and I stayed out at the end of the driveway and watched as they methodically landed, deflated it, and packed it up.
It was a lovely end to a relaxing day. Have a happy holiday weekend!