If you follow me on twitter, you probably saw that I was tweeting from a hot air balloon yesterday! I bought my hubby and I a ride from Sunrise Balloons in Temecula, CA through Groupon for Christmas and we finally found the time to use it. We had to be there at 5:30am, they only fly balloons in the morning due to wind. It was a magical experience and a lot more relaxed than I expected. I don't have a fear of heights, but I expected to be nervous at some point. I never really got to that point. Since you are basically floating and there is no real lift off or turbulence, you almost forget that you are in the air. I think my favorite part was going inside the enormous balloon while it was filling up, the top of it looked like a beautiful stained glass window. The ride was about an hour, we went up 3500 or so feet and we could see all the way to the ocean. It was a wonderful experience, if you ever get the chance to ride a hot air balloon, I highly recommend it!