Sorry for the image quality but it was night with a puny and cheap digital camera. Seeing how faded the postcard that was found was, I wrapped these in a sheet of paper to prevent bleaching by the sun. Then the postpaid cards addressed to me were placed in zip seal plastic baggies. I punched a hole in the outer edge so water cannot get in and tied them to the string hanging from the balloons. Foolproof!
My daughter Lexi caught this dramatic image just as Balloon Release number one left the frame of the viewfinder. The bright specks in the picture are drops of drizzle, as it happened to be raining misty drops, and fog was very low, the balloons quickly vanishing in the grey. Both bunches drifted away to the West. Maybe to Katy? San Antonio? El Paso? Los Angeles? Tahiti?
Both releases were mad tonight, December 17, 2008 at about 9:00 PM from the 8300 block of FM 1960 in Atascocita. Hopefully someone will have a Christmas surprise and find these soon. Keep your fingers crossed.