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(Almost) Wordless Wednesday - Hot Air Balloons Over McKinney TX

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(Almost) Wordless Wednesday

It's happening more and more frequently.

The dogs outside begin barking - almost in a panic. I look outside and don't see anything immediately, but then hear the familiar sound of the powerful torch inside giant hot air balloons sporadically going off. Looking up, I see sometimes one, but sometimes a fleet, of beautiful hot air balloons.

The picture above was from this morning - taken with my phone for lack of time to grab a better camera - just in front of my house.

It's that time of year!

Hot air balloon enthusiasts are taking advantage of Spring weather and are taking to the skies. This trend will continue throughout the summer and into the fall.

I don't know exactly what it is about McKinney, TX that draws them here...but I love living near many of the launch and landing sites. The dogs...not so much.

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John Cannata
214-728-0449 http://TexasLoanGuy.com - Frisco, TX
Texas Home Mortgage - Purchase or Refinance

What is funny about this picture is that it looks like you inserted the balloon. Something about it makes it look unrealistic. Have you ever been? I'd like to take a ride one day.

May 04, 2012 04:19 AM
Samantha Smith
214.422.0729 www.SamIAmHouses.com - Rowlett, TX
Sam I Am Houses, Simply Texas Real Estate

wow ... that's pretty cool that you get to see them so frequently! 

Jun 10, 2012 04:32 AM
Rafeeq Ahmed
Islamic Banker, UIF, 682-500-4615 - Granbury, TX
Customer Satisfaction

I heard about mckinney when i used to live in Pennsylvania ( i have been living in PA for 20 years) Like it so much that I moved to Texas 3 years ago

Aug 23, 2012 01:49 PM
Wayne Johnson
Coldwell Banker D'Ann Harper REALTORS® - San Antonio, TX
San Antonio REALTOR, San Antonio Homes For Sale

It was fun listening to how the dogs reacted when they heard the air heaters on the big ballons belch when they got turned on.

Oct 20, 2012 03:13 PM
Liz and Bill Spear
Transaction Alliance 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com - Mason, OH
Transaction Alliance Cincinnati & Dayton suburbs

Kim, We get them over our home on occasion.    Pretty cool to see them up there.

Apr 17, 2015 10:47 AM