BALLOON BOY: A quick whizz around California with a camera, a boy and some balloons

 What was supposed to result in a set of images of strangers holding balloons as I traversed California with my teenage son, turned into an exercise in negotiation and convincing him to be the sole subject, as we were short on time, and who was paying for this trip anyway?

There will be more balloon-images, but they will not involve my son.