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June 10th 2011
Published: June 16th 2011
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Our granddaughter Kelsey and her friend Sean came to visit for the weekend. We had a great time teaching them Pickleball. We went white water rafting on Saturday and for a hot air balloon ride on Sunday. A great time was had by all.


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Kelsey and SeanKelsey and Sean
Kelsey and Sean

This was before we were wet !
Rafting the San Juan RiverRafting the San Juan River
Rafting the San Juan River

This was a lot of fun. There was not as much white water as we have had in the past but it was still fun!
 The San Juan River The San Juan River
The San Juan River

Fishing this river was fun but this is great ! Prepare to be wet, VERY VERY wet !!
Kelsey and SeanKelsey and Sean
Kelsey and Sean

Now we are really WET !! I have to say that Sean was the first to man up, taking the WET seat in the front of the raft ! Way to go Sean !
Hot Air Balloon RideHot Air Balloon Ride
Hot Air Balloon Ride

It was a beautiful sunny day for a balloon ride. We were part of the "crew" and helped to inflate the balloon and then deflate it after the ride and pack it away.
The old Railroad BedThe old Railroad Bed
The old Railroad Bed

In the beginning days of the town of Pagosa Springs, the trains stopped here and let off the cattle and sheep and then went on into town.
Looking up into the inside of the BalloonLooking up into the inside of the Balloon
Looking up into the inside of the Balloon

If you look closely you can see the propane flame shooting heat up inside the balloon. It looks like a ray of light.
LandingLanding
Landing

After a smooth landing, going through two trees that we could reach out and touch, and setting down on a dirt road, we were safely on the ground.
The crashThe crash
The crash

Kelsey and Sean wanted to pretend that we crashed so they were clowning around on the ground after the balloon was on its side.
Back at the fieldBack at the field
Back at the field

Back at the field for a champagne toast and T-Shirts for souvenirs !


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