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A Front Porch in the Sky
A rare breed of
flyers float above Nebraska: The Nebraska Balloon Club.
Story and photographs by Mike Whye
"ARE YOU RIDING WITH ANYONE?" Jim Gunhus asks me.
Behind him, a five-story-tall, yellow hot air balloon
bobs lightly – a thick rope tethers its wicker basket to
the trailer behind Jim’s pickup truck.
I reply, “No,” and he motions me toward his balloon,
Already, another balloon, Steve and Elane LaCroix’s
Propane Addiction, is rising – its propane burners
flaring brightly as hot air fills its giant envelope.
Nearby, three more balloons ripple with the breath of
hot air like gentle free-form elephants arising sleepily
from a field near the high school in Gretna. .....