. We were having dinner on the deck a few days ago when we heard some loud noises coming from behind the trees in our backyard. We realized a few moments later that the sounds were coming from the burner of a hot-air balloon. I sent the kids to investigate and they came back shouting, "Daddy, Daddy, it's a balloon. Come quick!" I quickly grabbed my camera and dashed with my kids to see the balloon. It landed on my neighbor's property. It was good excitement. It's not often you see a balloon land around your house.