Hot Air Balloon

Hot Air Balloon Ride by Vegan À La Mode

Today I’m sharing photos from my birthday over the weekend. I had an amazing time going in a hot air balloon for the first time and am so excited to share the photos!

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For my birthday on Sunday, Thomas surprised me with a hot air balloon ride. I was completely surprised! Even though I had mentioned wanting to go hot air ballooning someday, I certainly didn’t think I would get to so soon! It was the best surprise and it was such an amazing experience.

The hot air balloon tour begins with an hour or so hanging out at the launch site while the crew checks wind conditions and begins to set up the hot air balloons. We used this as an opportunity to take photos. Once the balloons are blown up, everything moves rather quickly. You are boarded onto the hot air balloon and then they take a photo of you and then you are off!

I got nervous about 30 minutes before but as soon as we took off, I felt so relaxed and calm! You aren’t too high up in the air and it really calmly floats along so it’s really not scary at all. The view was so incredible too! My favorite part was sunset when we got to watch the colors of the sky change from up in the air.  After an hour or so, you land about 6 miles or so from the launch site. Then they poured us champagne and told us the story of how hot air ballooning began. The whole experience was so amazing and even better than I could have imagined. I feel so lucky to have enjoyed such a wonderful birthday with my love :)

The whole experience was so amazing and even better than I could have imagined. I feel so lucky to have enjoyed such a wonderful birthday with my love :)

Sunset Hot Air Balloon

7 Comments on Hot Air Balloon

  1. Karen
    August 26, 2016 at 9:31 am (9 months ago)

    These photographs are amazing! Great job!

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  2. Lori Sheehey
    August 26, 2016 at 9:44 am (9 months ago)

    So cool Karissa! You are so lucky to have each other! Beautiful photos!

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  3. Grammy
    August 27, 2016 at 7:05 am (9 months ago)

    Wonderful Karissa. Such beautiful photos and I love the one of you and Thomas together! A fabulous birthday surprise! :-) Some time …remind me to show you my photo album of the Balloon Fiesta in Albuquerque, N.M.

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  4. Girl & Closet
    September 4, 2016 at 7:56 am (9 months ago)

    Firstly, happy belated b-day Karissa!! And my gosh, this honestly seems like magic to me… what an incredible experience and birthday! xo

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