First we wrote notes with the intention of attaching them to a balloon, but the notes weighed the balloon down so instead they'll be buried with the Forget-Me-Nots from his memorial.
Despite it being overcast, we were able to watch the balloon soar to the northwest for a very long time. It eventually made it to the clouds and disappeared.
As we were finishing up with cake the sun started to set in the same location as the balloon and this is what we saw from our front step.
After a cool overcast day, we couldn't believe it so we got a closer look and this is what we saw to the northwest.