Up, Up and Away!
Mary deboon of Leduc, Alta., writes, “For my 65th birthday, my family surprised me with tickets for a hot air balloon ride. So on a balmy summer morning, I found myself, with three other people, in a basket skimming the treetops before finally floating over Edmonton. I have never experienced such quiet. We then headed towards Beaumont, where we descended to a field, sending a herd of cattle running! After we got back, we were all presented with certificates. My family finally got their wish of sending me into orbit!”