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!
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