Newspaper article The Topeka Capital-Journal

Savanna Maue: Taking Food & Fun Reporting to New Heights

Newspaper article The Topeka Capital-Journal

Savanna Maue: Taking Food & Fun Reporting to New Heights

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Hey all --

This week I can't not tell you about flying in a hot air balloon. I've told everyone I've seen about my experience this past week, from my grandma to the gas station attendant.

For the past three years, the organizers of Huff N' Puff have attempted to coordinate a media flight day, but with that Kansas weather -- you know how the saying goes, it didn't happen.

Thursday morning, at the crack of dawn, we were set to fly. Five balloons took off from a grassy field near Lake Shawnee, and we floated over the lake to land safely in some unsuspecting person's yard. The whole experience took about two hours, but it is one that will stick with me forever.

I completely understand the Rally Coordinator, Lori Hutchinson's saying that being a balloon pilot "is in the blood. …

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