This is a balloon called Rainbow Twist. This photo was on the AP wire and I saw it run in my hometown paper, the Toledo Blade! I also saw it run in the Lansing State Journal. :)
This is a photo of Lisa pulling a rope to pull down the envelope (balloon part) so it can be deflated.
This is the shadow of the balloon I was in. We went 1,800 feet and flew for over an hour!