After a safety briefing by ballonist Bernard Jean of Quercy Pluriel, everyone chipped in to help get the ballon ready for inflation.
Once it was fully inflated, the excited passengers got aboard, and they were ready for take off.
Those of us who came to support them followed the flight in our cars. Because there was very little wind, it was not a difficult task to keep up with the balloon which occasionally stood stationery overhead for several minutes.
That place was a football field and the soft landing (and entire flight) was appreciated by these flyers.
It was fun to follow along and photograph them, but I think that will have to remain the extent of my ballooning adventure.