Winthrop Balloon Roundup 2011
January 2011 I was looking for something fun to do. I surveyed my Bucket List and noticed ‘Hot Air Balloon Ride’ hadn’t been crossed off yet. As I looked through websites of local balloon companies, one flight package stood out amongst all others. Each year, on the first weekend in March, Winthrop Washington holds their annual Balloon Roundup. Airial Balloon Company, out of Snohomish, WA, offered a Winthrop Weekend package with accommodations at Sun Mountain Lodge and a balloon flight up the Methow Valley. I was sold. That sounded way better than flying over farm fields around Snohomish.