When MCAS El Toro was abandoned for the civilians to pick over, the city of Irvine claimed the Toro's share. Big plans are afoot (ahoof?), as promised by its new name:The Great Park. But so far, the grandest attraction here is a tethered helium balloon that any and all are invited to ride -- for free!
We shared our first ascension with a contingent of Red Hat ladies. I can't promise you that your ride will be as exciting as ours was