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P.E.I. woman, 90, fulfils dream of riding in hot-air balloon


Published on July 15, 2017

Theresa Kelly, right, lives out a lifelong dream of riding in a hot-air balloon thanks to her granddaughter, Tara Fulop, left, who took her on Thursday.

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HUNTER RIVER. P.E.I. - Theresa Kelly lived out a lifelong dream of riding in a hot-air balloon thanks to her granddaughter, Tara Fulop, who took her out Thursday.

The 90-year-old Stanchel woman, who has always wanted to see where she lived from the air, told her granddaughter that she would like to go up in a hot-air balloon or helicopter.

After a previously planned helicopter trip fell through, P.E.I. Balloon Adventures in Hunter River provided the ride, taking off from a small field a few kilometres away from the community.