Dreampuff Friendship Hot Air Balloon Co.
Directions to our meeting site

Meeting site is the West Friendship Shopping Center
Intersection of Rt 144 & Rt 32
just south of Rt 70 in the middle of Howard County.
see map


From DC:
Figure on 45 minute run from capital beltway to West Friendship Shopping Center meeting location.
Depending on what part of DC you are in-
From Capital Beltway, come up Georgia Ave(Rt 97),
Stay on Rt 97 all the way up to Rt 70,
Go east (right) on Rt 70 to the next interchange (Rt 32),
Go south (right) 1/8 mile to Rt 144(red light),
Turn right into Rt 144,
Go 200 feet, turn right into shopping center entrance,
Go in and park in lower end of SS parking lot - not up near stores,
We will come in and pick you up to go on to appropriate launch site.


From Baltimore:
Meeting site is just south of the intersection of Rt 70 & Rt 32 in the middle of Howard County Md.
Figure on a 15 minute run from the Baltimore Beltway and Rt 70.
From Baltimore, take the Baltimore Beltway and go to exit 17(Route 70 West),
Go west 13 miles to the Rt 32 exit;
Go (left) south on Route 32 about 1/8 mile;
Turn right into Rt 144,
Go 200 feet, turn right into shopping center entrance,
Go in and park in lower end of SS parking lot - not up near the stores,
We will come in and pick you up to go on to appropriate launch site.


From Annapolis:
Meeting site is just south of the intersection of Rt 70 & Rt 32 in the middle of Howard County
Figure on a 60 minute run from the Bay Bridge.
From Bay Bridge, come up Route 50 to Route 97,
Go north on Rt 97 to Route 32 West;
Go (left) on Route 32;
Continue on Route 32 past Route 108 exit and go another 9 miles to Route 144;
Turn left onto Route 144(Frederick Rd);
Go 200 feet, turn right into shopping center entrance,
Go in and park in lower end of SS parking lot - not up near the stores,
We will come in and pick you up to go on to appropriate launch site.


From Frederick:
Meeting site would be in the At Airy area. Exact site to be determined in our phone conversation earlier the day of flight.
If meeting at Pleasant View Nursing Home:
Figure on a 15 minute run from Frederick to Mt Airy.
From Frederick, come east on Rt 70,
In Mt Airy, go right(south) on Rt 27 about 600 feet. Turn left at Shell Station onto RT 144(Baltimore National Pike)
Go about one mile and see Pleasant View Nursing Home entrance on Right (4101 National Pike)
Come up long driveway and come left to parking lot and launch site.


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