AUGUST 18, 1997
Up, up and away, but not quite yet
Andrew Walgamott/staff photo
An employee of Over the Rainbow Balloon Flights struggled to hold a brand new eight-passenger hot air balloon in place before launch last Wednesday night.
Company owner Bill Starr personally flew the red, yellow, gold, blue and purple balloon with his grandmother aboard during its maiden voyage down the Sammamish Valley.
Over the Rainbow will continue flying over Woodinville and the valley, while another company is opting to move elsewhere.