Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Balloon makes scheduled stop in Milton.

Daryl Tatum, of Balloons Over Georgia, makes a scheduled stop in
a horse pasture in Milton and lets his passengers hop out.

Courtesy Appen Newspapers

MILTON – It is a surprisingly quiet ride in a hot-air balloon, truly all alone with the clouds. But what balloonist Daryl Tatum of Cumming likes about Milton are all of those beautiful horse pastures just made for setting down in.

Many people on their way to vote Tuesday, Aug. 10, may have been surprised to see his balloon coming down into a pasture by Hopewell-Holbrook Campground Road. But Tatum said it was a scheduled landing.

"We land like this all of the time. That's why I like the area. But most of the time we set down in subdivisions," he said.

This morning it was Tabitha and Jason Gordy's first trip in a balloon. It began at 6:30 and ended two hours later. Tabitha said she couldn't wait to do it again.

"It was fun – peaceful up there. Sure, I would do it again. We have three boys, and next time we'll bring them," she said.

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