This weekend the Balloons Over Paradise event near Ave Maria actually featured a flight of at least a dozen hot air balloons that flew over Ave Maria on Saturday morning. Several of the balloons landed in Ave Maria. These photos all appeared on social media sites even as the balloons were in the air:
Balloon’s-eye view? Not really. This is what the Oratory might look like from a balloon, but this was taken by Ave Maria resident Scott Shneider as he inspected the roof earlier in April.
Balloon lands in Bellera neighborhood in Ave Maria.
Balloons fly over Ave Maria, Florida.
Balloons photographed from a balcony at the center of Ave Maria, Florida.
Balloons fly bast the Ave Maria Oratory.
Balloons drifting over Ave Maria, Florida.
Balloon making a landing in Ave Maria.
Balloon lands in Emerson Park in Ave Maria.
Giant bear looms over Ave Maria.