Basket case

With the snow now gone the balloon basket was loaded onto the flatbed trailer this morning in readiness for it's journey up to the lake. We had to get creative in order to tie it down without the straps rubbing the paint. Our lifting beam bolted across the top proved to be just the ticket.

Once up at the lake Chris' crew wasted no time to hook it up and swing it into its place. It was a simple matter of bolting the pedestal onto the waiting base.

Then they climbed into the basket to unhook the chain. As quick as that another feature was home.

Next week they will bring in a larger crane to lift the balloon into place above it. It's going to look very cool! stay tuned...

-grampa dan