Here's a link to my full story at spokesman.com on this weekend's “Spirit of Boise Balloon Classic,” which is filling the skies over Idaho's capital city each morning with colorful hot-air balloons. The allure of hot-air ballooning: “It's calm and exhilarating and serene, all at the same time,” says hot-air balloon pilot Val Favicchio of Coeur d'Alene.
Betsy Z. Russell covers Idaho news from The Spokesman-Review's bureau in Boise.
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