Pretty amazing that the balloon flew across the Gulf of Mexico and made it to shore, just so, and landed on a golf course just before Mr. Hayes' tee time. So cool.
That incredible maps tool also leads me to correct the first release where I thought the balloon traveled 540 miles. If it drove a car yes, but it flew, probably in a direct manner, and the corrected distance is only 462.915 miles as shown on the map below.
That's OK though. I like accuracy, and the almost 800 mile record for Balloon Release makes up for the correction. Can you beat that record. Not without releasing some balloons yourself you can't, so go to it.
(Isn't it strange that out of my 70+ releases and almost a dozen from friends that one found balloon was released by a dog and the other a doll? Guess I'll try to release some using a dummy, or a drag queen, maybe a dill pickle...
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