Sunday, February 17, 2008

New England, the rest!

It's been months, but yeah, I just posted some videos my sister and I took while we were in New England.

Here's one from the Fryeburg County Fair (Maine) Horse Pull event. All I can say is WOW, such power! The sleds are 3000+lbs of concrete. You can get an idea of how heavy they are when you see the tractor reset the sled. Unfortunately, the camera microphone couldn't pick up the chest-resonating thud when the horses connected with the concrete sled.

Here's another from the fair's petting zoo. This one is definitely a candidate. If you have the sound on, yes, the little squeaking noises are coming from the baby goats.

And finally, here's a short clip of the most amazing ride I've ever had. We wanted to see the fall colors from the sky, so we booked a hot air balloon ride in Vermont. We almost didn't make it due to high winds and low visibility, but in the end, we took the risk anyway and were rewarded with the most amazing experience I've had in recent memory. Not only could we see plenty of the rolling red, orange, and green Vermont hills, but we had a unique opportunity to take the balloon above the clouds. There is nothing else in the world like flying in a wicker basket among the clouds. Those who know what my license plate says can fully appreciate how wonderful an experience it was for me.

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