A blimp advertising for Carnival Cruise Line was spotted floating around Big Spring earlier today.
Taylor Harden, a mechanic working with the blimp, told KBest News that the crew had already traveled from Tennessee to California and was now on its way back to its hangar in Smyrna, Tennessee.
He advised that the blimp stopped in Big Spring for fuel and had plans to continue traveling east towards Sweetwater but were turned around when they came across low-lying clouds and the decision was made to park until the weather cleared up. Harden noted that perfect weather is necessary for the blimp to travel to its next destination.
With wind gusts expected to be as high as 55 mph tomorrow in Big Spring, Harden noted that the balloon was anchored down and that the crew would continue to keep a constant eye on the blimp, monitoring helium pressure levels to keep the balloon from becoming damaged.