Thursday, August 4, 2011

Up, Up and Away!

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!


8 comments:

D E E R said...

OH MY! How I love some hot air ballooning. We did our ride over Lake Tahoe (Again very early) The only time I got nervous was the landing...other then that one of the best experiences I've had.

Jessica / Lola Vintage said...

I loved reading your tweets yesterday! I really really want to get on a hot air balloon one day. I actually *am* afraid of heights, but I think I'd love the thrill of facing my fear. :) thanks for sharing, lovely pics, Beth!

Adelaide's Homesewn said...

looks SO fun and romantic.
this is my favorite picture of you. you look so happy!

earlysnowdrop said...

This is a darling photo of you. Looks so beautiful. Nice camera work.

Liz @ the blue eyed owl said...

So beautiful! I would probably pass out from a major anxiety attack if I attempted this so thanks for sharing your pictures ;) Your necklace is so cute too!

Sarah said...

how beautiful! I've always thought I'd like to do that (and I'm only 20 minutes from Temecula!)

what a fun day :)

Mommyblogger said...

How fun and um...seriously romantic!!! It is one of the things on my bucket list to do before I die. I'll probably have to do it alone, hubby is terrified of heights :)

Mama Mote said...

I was just thinking about a bucket list for fun. I'm so sad I never got to go in a hot air balloon while my uncle was alive. He flew in them all the time, but we lost contact for awhile. Oh, well. I'm telling Dan this would be a perfect gift for me or us...whatever. Looks like you had a blast. And I really love your necklace. :)

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