Dear Al and Alice,
Thank you so much for the totally terrific
balloon ride. We very much appreciate you letting us bring the
kids along. I think they enjoyed it almost as much as we did!
Thank you so much
Dearest Al & Alice,
I would like to take a few minutes of your
time while you aren't out filling the sky's with wonderful balloons
to say thank you for my wonderful day. I cannot think of a
better way to end the day then to spend it doing something so great
as seeing the earth from such a marvelous way. Spending that
time with beautiful, friendly, warm and gracious people like
yourselves wasn't a bad deal either! Since I was a young child
I have dreamed of riding in the colorful balloons. I am a loss
to find the words to describe how it feels to have accomplished and
lived a goal of a very long time. Thank you for sharing your
friendships and time just to make my day that much more memorable.
I won't forget my day nor will I forget the gift you both have given
me... a new look at the earth through silent. peaceful magic.
I will see you again....
Dear Mr. Muir:
This is just a note of appreciation for the
wonderful ride we had in your hot air balloon on June 19th.
The ride was a wonderful experience and a memorable occasion for all
Thank you for an experience of a lifetime.
Dear Al, Alice and crew,
Recently we were passengers on one of your sunrise champagne balloon
flights. We expected it to be a visual treat - sort of an
aerial view, like being in a low-flying airplane - a treat for the
eyes and nothing more.
Surprised and pleased,
indeed, we were. We didn't realize all of our senses would be
involved... we flew incredibly low, low enough to see rabbits (OK,
the deer were hiding), low enough to grab at trees, low enough to
"dip and drip" in a golf course pond. The handfuls of pine
needles we gathered - the virgin tips of tall pines - were sticky
with resin and smelled incredibly, intoxicatingly pungent. And
every-where there was the silence of a forest primeval. It's
as though we were thrown back in time, quietly gliding through a
time and a country untouched by civilization. The hot air
jets, when released, sounded like some prehistoric animal bellowing,
our neighboring balloonists returning it's mating call.
Our incredible experience
didn't end when we reached terra firma again. We headed for a
picnic site, where you supplied champagne, cheese, bread, sausage,
and a fascinating, unhurried glimpse into the history of hot air
Its obvious you enjoy
what you're doing, and , more importantly to passengers like us, you
enjoy sharing this multi-sensory experience. Thanks very much
for a wonderful and memorable maiden voyage!
John Merrill & Donna
"The winds have welcomed you with
What a fitting toast to
celebrate such a fantastic experience.
Many thanks to you and
all of your colleagues for making our day so extraordinary. Special
thanks for our fist voyage in man's earliest form of flight
I look forward to joining
C. William Long
Dear Al and Alice
This comes with sincere appreciation.
Thank you for a most wonderful ride. It was so interesting and
exciting! The refreshments and the history at the competition
were delightful. you are very special people, and it will
always be a treasured memory.
Sincerely R.G. & Carmine
Captain Al and Alice-
Our Saturday evening flight was awesome!
We just wanted to say "Thanks" again for the entertainment, balloon
history and your pleasant concern to help make our dream flight come
Sue and Walter Hamagriff