New Hampshire (Cont'd)



Barry Nation


My balloons seemed to glow in the sunlight as I rose out of the shadows of the trees.




For a while I flew alongside Ron Cassidy, whose balloon features the purple lilac, the state flower of New Hampshire.

The other balloons were staying low, trying not to travel too far too fast. There was a temporary flight restriction about eight miles to the east, because the President was visiting somewhere in Maine. I leveled out fairly low, too, but enough higher than everyone else that I pulled out ahead the pack.

At first there were a fair number of open areas visible among the trees. I passed over a cemetery (the ones who didn't manage to live free, I supposed) and followed the main highway out of Pittsfield.

Flying on, I glimpsed a neighboring town in amongst the trees and wisps of fog.