Family Memories

We're never too old for balloons! Don and I love spending time with our adult kids and there are added blessings when we get to spend time with them and their in-laws. Marvelous blessings can potentially multiply with time! We were up before the sun, weighed in, signed in and ready for a new experience. The morning was a priceless gift from our daughter's in-laws who live in California. We were awestruck by the beauty below us as the pilot gently gave us the ride of our lives over California wine country. I can't imagine the first hot air balloon pilots and the courage it must have taken for them to discover the power in fire and air. Amazingly, when the huge basket (holding 16 people) touched the ground there were strong young men there to help the pilot move the basket full of people to a location that allowed us to disembark and  for them to load the basket onto a flat-bed truck. I found it interesting that there were no females there to do a job that takes muscle and great strength. We were blessed by the Piorkowski family and their gracious hospitality. We love this season of life and the surprising blessings that continue to multiply.  

Laura and Jonathan Penn; Don and Cristie Penn; Holly and Jon  Piorkowski

Laura and Jonathan Penn; Don and Cristie Penn; Holly and Jon Piorkowski