Tripping round the balloon list. 10th to 21st October 2001

During October I had a few days to spare and thought it might be interesting to make some visits calling in to see and actually visit people I had corresponded with, or renewed acquaintance with, through the balloon list. I seem to have a concentration of correspondents in the Mid West so to the Mid West I went....

And do you know, all the people I met from the list really exist, and without exception they are great people!

First person I called on was Danny Campbell in Des Moines. Photos with Danny start with a dead turkey. The dead turkey is in the middle. Click on it.

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Next call was to Wayne Mohring in Norfolk NE. Click on the picture of his house.

Next Calls were to Gary Palmer, John Gunderson, Orv Olivier, Ed Chapman. Click on the picture of Ed's balloon for more info.

Next I spent a couple of days with Don Pioccard in Minneapolis. Just click on the picture of Downtown Minneapolis.

I went to Sam Blackburn's balloon meet.

Click on the picture of the camp fire Friday evening for more

Thanks guys. All of you. I had a great time and it was great to meet you all.

David Barker, Villiers le Morhier, France

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