in my beautiful, my beautiful balloon!!
A Hot Air Balloon Ride...
it is the experience of a lifetime...a view and feeling like no other I have ever experienced.
Our "experience" was on June 25th, we were celebrating our 37th wedding anniversary.
What a great way to celebrate!
We arrived at 6 a.m., as the sun was rising.
We had so much happy anticipation as they inflated the balloons.
Two balloons were going up on this morning.
And have you noticed my beautiful Guernsey Wrap
it was a cool morning and I was thrilled to wrap myself up in it!
let's get to the good stuff, pictures,
they tell the story better than I ever could!
We look like peanuts standing up against the balloon.
This is the inside of the balloon, as it's being inflated.
Side by side, our balloon is the one on the right,
both balloons were spectacular.
We rose with the sun, it was such a magical moment.
The entire ride was about an hour.
I like flying low best, as you can see everything perfectly.
The landscapes...all manicured perfectly!
This is a picture of overwhelming joy,
our cruising altitude here was about 7,200 feet.
Next are a few images from our descend...
You never know where you will land,
on this day, we landed in a Pottery Barn parking lot...nice!
If you have a fear of heights, which I do, you will not feel afraid.
There is no physical connection between the earth and the balloon like there is in a tall building.
The feeling of complete freedom alleviate any apprehension or anxiety.
The balloon moves at the same speed as the air, there is no feeling of motion.
The sensation of ballooning is the complete absence of sensation.
Tranquil, Calm, Relaxing, Weightless...are the only words I could use to describe this experience!!
Many thanks to our pilot
Kyle Lucas and our "clean-up" crew, you guys are amazing!!
This will, perhaps, become a new anniversary tradition!
Have fun while you're here, you won't be here forever!