Western Spirit Balloon Tours and Events travel blog

Jon and Lisa

Ground cloth

Receiving Instruction from Jon

Jon, Vin and Lisa Ready for a Good Flight

Western Spirit Over Cody




They really look interested but unaware

Vin and Lisa learning the history of flight

Jon initiating Vin and Lisa

They said they didn't see it coming!

Last night, Jon, Rick and Robin enjoyed a wine tasting at the Buffalo Jump Winery in Cody. There were very nice wines and we met Vin and Lisa Cappiello who are school teachers in Cody (Vin - Jr. High and Lisa 4th grade). They joined us on Sunday morning to crew and had the good fortune to fly in Western Spirit with Jon.

The weather was again beautiful, winds calm and not a cloud in the sky. Jon took off from Mentlock Park and returned to the same spot. Yeah! What a great big horseshoe chase around Cody with Robin driving and Rick taking photos and video.

After propane, a farewell pilot meeting and breakfast, it was another visit to the Buffalo Bill Historical Center. We enjoyed the Buffalo Bill Museum and Yellowstone/Natural History Museum. It seems like there is never enough time to see everything in the museums and gift shop. We will need to come back again next year and finish the Western Art and Plains Indian museums!

On Sunday evening, we attended a free concert in the City Park commemorating the 100th anniversary of the First Wyoming Bank. The Bellamy Brothers played as everyone listened and danced.

We stayed the night in Cody and had dinner at the famous Irma Hotel named for Buffalo Bill's daughter Irma (and Bill Garlow's grandmother). So many bikers are in town! WOW! Bikes of every size shape and riders to match! You can hear accents and languages from all over the country and world. We will begin the 8 hour drive back to Denver in the morning. We have had a great time in Cody and truly enjoyed Rick joining us on this adventure.

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