Our Magic Ride

by onacruse 42 Replies latest social relationships

  • onacruse

    Well, here we go!

    Katie and I went to Newberg, Oregon for our balloon trip. Sunday morning, 7:00 a.m., cool, crisp, totally clear.

    Expert balloonist Craig holds the tie wires, just like he was told

    The balloon was first inflated laying on the ground, using a high volume air fan. When it was about 1/2 full, they started the propane burners and lifted it to full volume.

    Katie and Craig, ready for lift off!

    There were 4 balloons...ours was named Magic. The other three were groups of 4-6 people each.

    Just after lift-off...you can see the airport just off to the right.

    Katie, while still unengaged

    Approaching ground zero proposal point! Coming up on a curve in the Willamette River.

    Craig checking to see if he's getting cold feet...NOPE!

    KATIE SAID YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Pilot radios the other balloons and makes the announcement....Craig blushes all over the place, but proud that he didn't drop the ring overboard.

    Approaching landing point, or so we think. Magic kept getting caught in mild winds that kept the pilot busy! Each balloon had it's own ground "chase" team. When the pilot finally found a likely landing spot, the ground team rushed over to the house and asked permission to land.

    Safely back on ground, our hearts still in the sky!

    Off to champagne breakfast.

    So, then...meet Katie and Craig, newly engaged and now exposed to the WHOLE BOARD! LOL


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  • wonderwoman77

    Congrats!!!! I am so happy for you too. I am glad you have found an amazing love. Congrats again :)

  • Joyzabel

    WOW, thanks for sharing. What a happy, happy couple!!! <wiping tears from both eyes>


  • nilfun

    Talk about romantic!!!

    Best wishes to you both. Absolutely beautiful

    edited to add:

    BC, you look absolutely radiant!

    Edited by - nilfun on 16 October 2002 1:42:23

  • Big Tex
    Big Tex

    Off to champagne breakfast.

    And they lived happily ever after. Thanks for sharing! It was well worth the wait.

  • Beck_Melbourne

    I'm feeling a little emotional LOL

    What great pics...loved the ring, how divine!! The smiles, the adventure, the proposal...its all just too wonderful and thank you for capturing that on film to share with us.

    Hugs to you both.


  • Dutchie

    Oh my goodness! How romantic.

    Congratulations and Best Wishes to the both of you.

    Katie, were you surprised or did you expect it?

    What a rock!

    Have you considered a "forum" wedding?

  • WildHorses

    Awe, that was so sweet. One day, maybe not in this life but the next? Someone will propose to me in such a romantic way.

  • notperfectyet

    That is so wonderful.....


    trivia question..who sang.."In my Beautiful Balloon?"

    Would you like to ride
    In my beautiful balloon
    Would you like to ride
    In my beautiful balloon
    We could float
    Among the stars
    You and I
    For we can fly,
    We can fly

    Up, up and away
    My beautiful,
    My beautiful balloon

    The world's a nicer place
    In my beautiful balloon
    It wears a nicer face
    In my beautiful balloon
    We can sing a song
    And sail along
    The silver sky
    For we can fly
    We can fly

    Up, up and away
    My beautiful,
    My beautiful balloon

    Suspended under
    A twilight canopy
    We'll search the clouds
    For a star to guide us
    If by some chance
    You find yourself loving me
    We'll find a cloud to hide us
    We'll keep the moon beside us

    Love is waiting there
    In my beautiful balloon
    Way up in the air
    In my beautiful balloon
    If you'll hold my hand
    We'll chase your dream
    Across the sky
    For we can fly
    We can fly

    Up, up and away
    My beautiful,
    My beautiful balloon

    Edited by - notperfectyet on 15 October 2002 23:29:29

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