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Easter Egg Hunt

Posted by Tim 05 April 2009

Today we went to a huge "Easter Egg Drop." It was called a "drop" because not only were football fields simply littered with eggs, they were also dropping boxes and boxes full of eggs from a hot air balloon above the field.

I had figured that they would be launching the balloon directly next to the field and somehow tethering it. We went on a hot-air balloon ride in Sedona, AZ duing a vacation for our first anniversary and I knew that those balloons are completely unpredictable and are at the mercy of the winds. So as we had figured, the balloon was tethered to a 4-wheel tractor (gator) and pulled into position to drop the eggs above the first field. They had a little issue getting the balloon to stay at the right tension on the rope. They didn't want it to be pulling too hard but they also didn't want it to be coming down onto the filed... which it did once (see video below). There were going to do a total of 4 fields I think... what do I mean by "were"?
Well... first a rope that a guy was haning on to got tangled in the stadium lights of the soccer field so he had to let or get carried away... then the tractor was pulling the balloon away from the field when the tethering rope snapped and off went the balloon. All the other fields had to live with no "drop". It was pretty funny :) Enjoy the video of the kids hunting eggs and the balloon smacking down on the field and on top of a bunch of eggs.

Video #1: The balloon having altitude issues and smacking down on the eggs
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Video #2: The kids gathering eggs
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Video #3: Bye Bye Balloon
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1 Responses to Easter Egg Hunt

  1. haha! I totally don't get that - why are they dropping boxes of eggs? haha! That looks like something you'd see overseas!

     

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