On behalf of everyone else here in Colorado (if I might be so bold to speak for everyone), I want to apologize for all of the craziness coming from this story about an hour or so north of us here in Boulder.
But has anyone made the connection to H.A. Rey’s book, Curious George and the Hot Air Balloon? The story is remarkably similar… George is tempted by the cool hot air balloon, and then is rescued. Curious George and the Kite uses a similar plot line, too, and he’s rescued via helicopter by the Man in the Yellow Hat.