Just as my iPhone weather app predicated, the dark skies, rain and lightning cleared just in time for us to launch Big Max, our RE/MAX hot air balloon. The views of Beverly Harbor and Lynch Park were spectacular and everyone on the ground and those who took a balloon ride had an amazing time. The father of an autistic teenager asked if he and his son could take a balloon ride. His son's eyes lit up with excitement as the balloon lifted off. When they landed, I asked the father if his son enjoyed the experience. He simply pointed to his son who was literally jumping with joy, smiled broadly and said "thank you". As dusk arrived, we announced we could only take two more groups. Surprisingly the second group gave up their balloon ride to the next group in line, a family of four visiting from Peru. Overall it was an excellent day!