People who have been talking to me over the past few weeks have heard of our weather issues, which necessitated the postponement of plans to go hot air ballooning - 4 times. Well as you can see we finally made it on July 2nd, leaving Kingston at 3:30a.m. to make the 6 a.m. take off. It was a wonderful experience, not scary at all. I got lots of pictures. (More pictures on facebook if anyone is interested.
This picture of the beaver dam in the Ottawa River is the last one that I took and it's the one that intrigues me the most. It was taken when we were flying about 10 feet above the surface of the water. When you think about hot air ballooning, you imagine sailing through the skies but it was in fact the very low flights that were the most breathtaking.
I would heartily recommend this experience to anyone's "Bucket List".
Speaking of accomplishments, our little trip is a joke compared to our customer, Jay Serdula's bid to swim Lake Ontario later on in the month to increase awareness for Asperger's Syndrome (a form of autism) and to raise funds for a group of organizations which help support children and adults with special needs and their families. We are so proud to know Jay and to have watched him work so steadily towards his goal for the past couple of years.
WOOL-TYME Kingston is also incredibly honoured to be a corporate sponsor for the Swim 4 Asperger's, which is scheduled to take place on July 28th. We would like to encourage all of our customers and friends to join in the fun by pledging for this swim. Donations are accepted at the store and tax receipts are available. Check out Jay's website to see how things are going, or if you are interested in volunteering to help in any way. http://www.swim4aspergers.wordpress.com/
Finally, we've had so many people asking when the On Your Toes bamboo sock yarn would be in again and I told them that I'd post it here when it arrived. Well BAMBOO SOCK YARN HAS ARRIVED, and we're really happy; it's such a great yarn for summer wear and I think it will build a following throughout the year.