Pittsfield NH~ Up Up & Away My Beautiful Balloon

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Real Estate Agent with Homequest Real Estate

 

 Pittsfield NH is a small town about 30 minutes from Concord. Simply travel North on Route 28...you can't miss it!

Every August the town celebrates its biggest event. Pittsfield's Hot Air Balloon Festival draws people from all over the region. It is a very large rally that also has rides, food vendors, crafts and Fireworks. And, depending on the weather...you may be able to take a ride (tethered of course) and there could also be hellicopter rides!

The biggest gamble is the weather. The balloons take quite a long time to inflate so everyone hopes for a calm and sunny day.The launches are usually planned for very early AM or late afternoon when the air currents are calmer.

If you are in the area...be sure to attend next years Fest....they've already started the planning!

 

            GETTING READY                                                          TIME'S A WASTIN 

  Deflated Balloons       starting to be inflated

              WE"RE ALMOST THERE                                               UP UP AND AWAY

    semi-inflated     Launch

Theses pictures are from a few years ago. Unfortunately this year Mother Nature didn't co-operate!

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Joan Mirantz - Joni is a Realtor® with Homequest Real Estate, a locally owned, Customer Service oriented Firm.
Joan Publishes a monthly Newsletter "Food For Thought" under the pen name Realtor Sherpa.
(Joan also answers to Miz Maven and Miss Joni.)

Joan works in Buyer and Seller Representation with concentrations in the Merrimack Valley Area and towns surrounding Concord NH - the Capital City.
"I love what I do, and it shows in how I do it"

Having crossed over to the "other side of Middle Age" herself....Joan is an ongoing source of information about local programs, facilities and issues specific to her peers! 

 
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Comments (20)

Rich Dansereau
Positive Real Estate Professionals - Knoxville, TN

Hot air balloons have always been intriguing. I won't talk about how fun it would be to take a trip that includes one...I need to take the trip first! <<<smile>>>

Aug 17, 2008 11:55 AM
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

Joni, What a shame the weather didn't cooperate, I'm sure many people looked forward to this.  I did this once---in Arizona and it is SO much fun!   Until we landed on top of a tree :)

Aug 17, 2008 12:58 PM
Joan Mirantz
Homequest Real Estate - Concord, NH
Realtor, GRI, CBR, SRES - Concord New Hampshire

Rich...I would love to do this myself. People say it is soooo peaceful and you have no sensation of moving!

Aug 17, 2008 01:12 PM
Joan Mirantz
Homequest Real Estate - Concord, NH
Realtor, GRI, CBR, SRES - Concord New Hampshire

Hi Carole...oh I am envious! How did you get off of the tree?

Aug 17, 2008 01:13 PM
Carol Smith
Casmi Photography - Mebane, NC

Joni - hot air balloon rides are a real treat!  I was scared to death for about 5 minutes, then it was glorious!  I hope you get the chance to go in one.  You will love it! 

Aug 17, 2008 01:23 PM
Joan Mirantz
Homequest Real Estate - Concord, NH
Realtor, GRI, CBR, SRES - Concord New Hampshire

Oh I know I would love it Carol...I love being at the top of tall buildings and up in a plane and looking at all the little stuff below!

Aug 17, 2008 01:30 PM
Gary Woltal
Keller Williams Realty - Flower Mound, TX
Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth

Joan, I love balloon festivals. They do usually soar early morning and at dusk. Very colorful events. Glad Pittsfield has this one for you, even though from years ago.

Aug 17, 2008 03:21 PM
William Johnson
Retired - La Jolla, CA
Retired Real Estate Professional

Joan, I love this post and especially the Song. I have been thinking about you and hope you are having a great selling season. As for the balloons, we see them here daily but your fresh description and even the excitement in the way you express you it, makes it all very special to me.

Aug 17, 2008 04:16 PM
Joan Whitebook
BHG The Masiello Group - Nashua, NH
Consumer Focused Real Estate Services

I can't believe the weather we have been having (not GOOD!)  Just too much rain for me!  I think I am a duck -- quack!

Aug 18, 2008 03:02 AM
Cynthia Tilghman, Realtor® Onslow County NC Home Specialist
Kingsbridge Realty, Inc - Hubert, NC

Carol,
I know that must be a beautiful sight when those hot air balloons are in the sky.  Unlike William, it is not something we see here. 

Aug 18, 2008 01:08 PM
Joan Mirantz
Homequest Real Estate - Concord, NH
Realtor, GRI, CBR, SRES - Concord New Hampshire

Hi Gary...They certainly are a beautiful sight! With the price of gas....we probably all should invest in one :-)

Aug 18, 2008 02:57 PM
Joan Mirantz
Homequest Real Estate - Concord, NH
Realtor, GRI, CBR, SRES - Concord New Hampshire

Hi William I've been a little busy but mostly un-organized!...Just can't seem to get myself on track!

Aug 18, 2008 03:02 PM
Joan Mirantz
Homequest Real Estate - Concord, NH
Realtor, GRI, CBR, SRES - Concord New Hampshire

Hi Joan....I hear ya! But this week is supposed to be decent...we can hope!

Aug 18, 2008 03:04 PM
Joan Mirantz
Homequest Real Estate - Concord, NH
Realtor, GRI, CBR, SRES - Concord New Hampshire

Hi Cynthia...I guess everything is "usual" in California...or it wouldn't be California :-)

Aug 18, 2008 03:06 PM
Debbie Malone
Londeree's Real Estate & Property Management - Lynchburg, VA
From Lynchburg To The Lake (434) 546-0369

Nice photo's Joan. I love to see hot air balloons in the sky, though I don't think I could ever take a ride. The fear of heights is something I haven't overcome.

You can send some of that rain to Virginia!!!

Aug 18, 2008 04:47 PM
Steve Shatsky
Dallas, TX

Hi Joan... I say that you and I should go hot air ballooning together to celebrate our first referral of business! How about it? :)

Aug 18, 2008 04:51 PM
Allison Stewart
St.Cloud Homes - Saint Cloud, FL
St. Cloud Fl Realtor, Osceola County Real Estate 407-616-9904

Hi Joan

Just got back from NH-  rained for almost the whole week.   Bought a great piece atthe Concord Auction though...  

Aug 18, 2008 10:30 PM
Joan Mirantz
Homequest Real Estate - Concord, NH
Realtor, GRI, CBR, SRES - Concord New Hampshire

Debbie...you are welcome to it! At least it isn't snow!

Aug 19, 2008 02:02 PM
Joan Mirantz
Homequest Real Estate - Concord, NH
Realtor, GRI, CBR, SRES - Concord New Hampshire

That would be a blast wouldn't it Steve!

They only have a few weeks to go!

Aug 19, 2008 02:05 PM
Joan Mirantz
Homequest Real Estate - Concord, NH
Realtor, GRI, CBR, SRES - Concord New Hampshire

Alison...this hasn't been the Summer for vacationing in NH...it's been dismal. I think this week is going to be the best of the Summer.

Glad you had some fun!

Aug 19, 2008 02:07 PM