41 responses to What’s wrong with this picture?
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    Comment on What’s wrong with this picture? (September 28th, 2011 at 07:00)

    What is the hot air balloon doing there?

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    Comment on Hot air balloon (September 28th, 2011 at 07:10)

    Hot air balloon

    Guess it landing in a near by field.

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    Roberta Klooster
    Comment on Hot air balloon (September 28th, 2011 at 07:15)

    Hot air balloon

    I second Peggy’s guess.

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    Comment on What’s wrong with this picture? (September 28th, 2011 at 07:20)

    In the news: The proposed Farm-Travel Co-op met with failure today when they were informed by the local fire department that methane balloons were a very bad idea.

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      Lisa Woolever
      Comment on Ballon next to Barn (September 28th, 2011 at 10:13)

      Ballon next to Barn

      Checking out a new source of Green Fuel 😉

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    Comment on Starting to heat up for the fall mating season (September 28th, 2011 at 07:40)

    Starting to heat up for the fall mating season

    It’s a Hot Bed Room

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    Comment on What’s wrong with this picture? (September 28th, 2011 at 08:13)

    Looks out of it’s element:)

    Just got back from Lancaster County and had a wonderful time. What beautiful country and incredible food:) Great inspiration to write my next three books!

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    Robin Miller
    Comment on Caption ... (September 28th, 2011 at 08:28)

    Caption ...

    But Mr. Wizard,this isn’t Kansas … it’s even better!!

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    Comment on hot air balloons (September 28th, 2011 at 08:39)

    hot air balloons

    When I lived in Maine, one of our village residents kept a hot air balloon which was great fun. Eventually, everyone in the village got a ride in the balloon, from grandchildren barely able to peep out of the basket, up to stout little grandmothers who gamely climbed over the wicker sides, aided by hefty farmers’ sons. One of the fun things about a balloon is that you never quite know where you will land! Harvested fields are a good choice when it is time to come down. I think the most fun is to be in the chase vehicle, with the spotter, trying to figure out the ordnance maps for the shortcuts through the farm fields.

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    Lee Ann
    Comment on What’s wrong with this picture? (September 28th, 2011 at 08:56)

    That balloon had to have brought alot of attention. Hopefully the balloon owner gave the family members there rides. Guess they wanted to drop in and buy some of the wonderful Amish baked goods! hahaha

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    Comment on Hot Air Balloon (September 28th, 2011 at 09:01)

    Hot Air Balloon

    YEP, looks like a hot air balloon landed in the ideal place to be!! Can you imagine the farmer’s look on his face? Or a cow’s reaction?? ha…

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    Leon A. Hadden
    Comment on What is wrong with picture photo? (September 28th, 2011 at 09:24)

    What is wrong with picture photo?

    Just another non-gasoline way of transportation!!!

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    Diane Paulson
    Comment on Normal Stuff (September 28th, 2011 at 09:33)

    Normal Stuff

    So the Amish are allowed to ride in hot air balloons. Really. It’s allowed.

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    Osiah Horst
    Comment on Horseless Carriage! (September 28th, 2011 at 09:39)

    Horseless Carriage!

    For a people who do not drive motorized vehicles or fly in airplanes, this will turn out to be a new way of transportation. Some of the roads in Lancaster County or getting too busy for horse and buggy, so a hot air balloon will soon be an alternative way to travel. I assume this colourful balloon belongs to a balloon salesman so my advice to him would be to offer something in a more modest colour if he expects his sales to take off.

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    Osiah Horst
    Comment on Nothing's Wrong! (September 28th, 2011 at 09:40)

    Nothing's Wrong!

    Actually, considering my previous post, nothing is wrong except the colour of the balloon!

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    Comment on Yes, the dawdy haus is coming along nicely.... (September 28th, 2011 at 09:51)

    Yes, the dawdy haus is coming along nicely....

    A month or so ago, my husband and I went up in a hot air balloon from Bird-in-Hand. We landed on an Amish farm (the second we requested permission at), and the whole family came out to check the balloon out. Of course the little kids all had to see in the basket, and the mother told me every time they see a balloon, they’re sure it’s going to land on their farm. This time they were right! The father asked one little boy if he’d want to go up in a balloon — he solemnly shook his head no, no, no.

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    Comment on Better than Kansas! (September 28th, 2011 at 11:08)

    Better than Kansas!

    I second Robin Miller’s comment! 🙂

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      Robin Miller
      Comment on What’s wrong with this picture? (September 28th, 2011 at 16:13)

      Yes Shawn, I’d pick beautiful Lancaster Co. any day over Kansas … we plan to retire there!!

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    kristin jager
    Comment on What's uplifting at the Amish Farm?? (September 28th, 2011 at 11:37)

    What's uplifting at the Amish Farm??

    Noticed it right away..A Hot air balloon on an Amish Farm??? That is very funny, indeed. A nice way to make extra money…And, it does not use electricity!!

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    Alice Mary
    Comment on Just a lot of hot air! (September 28th, 2011 at 12:28)

    Just a lot of hot air!

    Actually, the balloon doesn’t look that out of place to me.

    Where I’ve lived in both Will County and McHenry County, IL, (still some farmland around here), there’ve been hot air balloons to watch for/chase (from a nearby small airport, or a “Balloon Port” one town over).

    When we first moved into our new house (22 years ago) which has two large skylights in the master bath, my husband and I were awakened by a LOUD “whooshing” sound one Sunday morning. It sounded like it was overhead—we walked into the bathroom to see (quite clearly) people looking down at us through the skylight! (Luckily, we were clothed!) It then proceeded to land across the street which was then an empty lot. We still see a few balloons, though nowhere near as many as before the “economic downturn.” Someone I worked with owned a hot air balloon and entered competitions, too.

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    Comment on What’s wrong with this picture? (September 28th, 2011 at 12:36)

    “Houston, we’ve got a problem.”

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    Lois Morgan
    Comment on All in the Name of Progress in Reading (September 28th, 2011 at 13:33)

    All in the Name of Progress in Reading

    Several years go now, I was the Executive Director of the Multiple Sclerosis Society in Idaho and our yearly Read – a Thon was sorely in need of a great first prize for outstanding reading by children . I decided on a ride in a hot air balloon, so the morning of the flight came and I went to witness the takeoff with the little girl winner. The pilot talked me into flying with them, and the resulting ride was the most beautiful, scariest thing I have ever done. My frantic husband was on his own chase car mission and sternly told me afterward I was never to do that again. I haven’t.

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    Comment on Hot Air Balloon (September 28th, 2011 at 15:41)

    Hot Air Balloon

    What a great way to drop in unexpectedly on your neighbors.
    Hope it didn’t spook the horses.

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    Comment on travel (September 28th, 2011 at 15:52)


    A way to see from high up but not much use maby be lots of clean fun!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Comment on What’s wrong with this picture? (September 28th, 2011 at 17:19)

    OK Erik, I give up. Does it use a two horse or a four horse hitch?

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    Mary in Michigan
    Comment on Y'ALL MISSED IT...... (September 28th, 2011 at 20:50)

    Y'ALL MISSED IT......

    It’s not the hot air balloon, that’s just a distraction that Erik airbrushed in to fool all of us – it’s the couple of stalks of corn in the lower left corner… Why, you ask? Because it invites too many English to their farm. What you don’t see is the sign out by the road that says, “Corn Maze for Blondes”!!! 🙂 (okay – don’t throw eggs – I is just joking) Mary B.

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      Comment on What’s wrong with this picture? (September 29th, 2011 at 05:10)

      Mary B, don’t worry I will not throw eggs, in fact I heard a variation of the same joke from an Amish friend just a couple days ago.

      You see whenever I visit Lancaster County, I get hit with Polish jokes (the Polish coffee mug, proudly(?) owned by one Amish acquaintance, came up again this time), so I guess I feel a special solidarity with all the blondes out there 🙂

      Actually I enjoy a good joke even at my own expense so I’m perfectly fine with the Polish jokes. I just realized I need to start dishing back though–maybe an Amish jokes thread would be in order so I have some ammo for my next visit 🙂

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    Comment on What’s wrong with this picture? (September 28th, 2011 at 21:15)

    Beans for Saturday dinner so you can… ride your hot air balloon to church on Sunday.

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    Comment on What’s wrong with this picture? (September 28th, 2011 at 23:35)

    Mrs. OldKat and I were in Albuquerque, NM last weekend for a college football game. We found out as we were leaving that this coming weekend will be the annual hot air balloon festival. When we were young newlyweds and living in West Texas I happened to be in Albuquerque on company business at the same time as the balloon festival. Beautiful, crisp fall weather and a late afternoon sky full of colorful balloons with a backdrop of the Sandia Mountains is not something you are likely forget anytime soon I will assure you. I sure wish our football game had been this coming weekend instead because I always wanted her to get a chance to see all the pretty balloons over Albuquerque, too.

    Years ago there use to be a balloon rally that started at sunrise from a city park in our little town every year on Easter morning. Easter sunrise service was always memorable as you could see the balloons rising above the tree tops as they drifted out of town. It is a really soothing thing to watch them glide silently over the rural countryside. Riding in one over Lancaster County, Pa sounds just wonderful. Think I’ll add that to my to-do list. Maybe Richard will come out and wave to us as we float by!

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    Comment on It Wonders Me (September 29th, 2011 at 07:13)

    It Wonders Me

    We have a B&B in a little town called Terre Hill in Lancaster County and often see the hot air balloons. Our guests frequently schedule rides in them – early in the morning or early evening. One of my favorite comments came from an Amish friend, who said, looking up at the balloon, “It wonders me”.

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    Comment on What’s wrong with this picture? (September 29th, 2011 at 17:37)

    That has to be out near Smoketown…

    Balloon rides are fun. Don’t know about how “green” they are, they use an ungodly amount of LP to fire those things.


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    Linda Lewis
    Comment on Nothing Wrong To Me (September 30th, 2011 at 17:06)

    Nothing Wrong To Me

    My husband and I just returned from Amish Country, Lancaster County and stayed at the Bird in Hand Family Inn. Balloon rides are offered right across the street from the Inn (quite pricey I might add) and we sat on the lawn in front of our room and watched the balloons on Tuesday evening. They really have nothing to do with the Amish except that there is a farm there and the field where they go up is next door.

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    Debbie Welsh
    Comment on What’s wrong with this picture? (October 3rd, 2011 at 14:23)

    When my girlfriend and I went up to Lancaster County for the day this past summer we went for a buggy ride at Aaron & Jessica’s and our elderly Amish driver told us a lovely story. He said one of the things he wanted to do before he died was take a ride up in one of those balloons because it just looked like fun and he wanted to see what the farmland looked like from up above. Well, as it so happened, his son-in-law and grandson bought a raffle ticket for a charity and won, and the prize was a balloon ride, so for the Amish driver’s birthday they presented him with it, and he said it was one of the best and most beautiful experiences he ever had, and would have been even more so if his wife had still been alive to share it with him.

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    yonie wondernose
    Comment on What’s wrong with this picture? (October 6th, 2011 at 11:34)

    oversize organic amish tulips

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    Comment on What's wrong (October 16th, 2011 at 20:27)

    What's wrong

    Well the balloon is interesting but the what is missing is the overhead power lines. This farm must on a road with a majority of amish homes/farms.

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    Juanita Cook
    Comment on What’s wrong with this picture? (June 14th, 2012 at 09:17)

    It’s the Hot air balloon of course. And it does look so out of place there…:0)

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    Comment on What’s wrong with this picture? (July 9th, 2014 at 10:09)

    Another mess you got me into, Ollie!

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    Comment on What's wrong with this picture? (July 10th, 2014 at 19:29)

    What's wrong with this picture?

    The picture is great….although I did notice the ‘AAP’.

    (Amish Air Plane)

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