On a family walk a few weeks ago, we were pleasantly suprised by the sight of two hot air balloons taking off from the field where we usually go. Such a pretty sight in the morning! If we ever do go for a ride in one of these, I think we’ll leave Tessa behind. Once, when we took her on a canoe ride through a lily poad field, she simply walked off the side of the canoe. She obviously expected the lily pads to be solid ground. I’d hate for her to try the same thing with clouds . . .