Sad to say, sometimes plans just don't work out. Paula purchased tickets to take me on the Zeppelin 'Eureka' for a two hour flight over San Francisco a week ago Sunday. I was very excited as I'd seen her photos from the trip she did last year. Talk about awesome - the best way to get pics of the entire city and bay area is from that little 12 passenger cabin, drifting quietly 1000 feet above the earth!
As you may have realized by now, my friend Paula is all about adventure. The day after I returned home, she and her sister headed to Africa again. They are now cruising the western coast (thank goodness they're not on the east where pirates are still kidnapping people from their boats!), and just this morning she sent amazing photos of them riding ATVs down the steep slopes of the massive sand dunes in Namibia!
While rain fell on Friday and Saturday during my visit, we hoped it would not prevent our blimp flight, fingers were crossed. We awoke to brilliant sunshine Sunday and felt certain it would be a go, however the call came late morning informing us that although the weather was fine, the airship had a mechanical problem in the rear engine and we were canceled. Such a disappointment, but something to look forward to when I'm out in the bay area next year when we'll try to fly again. Good thing is my DH will be with me then as we'll be heading for Hawaii, so Paula has purchased a ticket for him too!!!!
This is one of only three Zeppelin NT airships in the world - the others are in Germany and Japan.
See you next year Eureka................all images from the Airship Ventures web site........because I couldn't take my own to share with you!