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7.11.2011

hot air balloon ride.

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A few weeks ago Ry and I rose early in the morning for a 5am hot air balloon ride! Why so early you (and I) ask? Well, there is a pretty good explanation...it's safest to fly either early in the morning or late in the evening because the air/wind is calm. Hey works for me, I'd like to land in one piece. 
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There was something quite peaceful about floating in the sky across beautiful Napa Valley, especially so early in the morning. Very refreshing and a great way to get some perspective in the very beginning of your day, eh?!
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After our adventure of floating above in a basket and balloon (sooo cool!) we commemorated with a complimentary brunch topped with fresh mimosas. Yummm.
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I'm so happy we finally got to go on our hot air balloon ride! It was a birthday gift from Ryan's dad last year and we were waiting for the perfect weather/season, and it was sure worth the wait!

5 comments:

  1. What an amazing experience, I would love to do that someday!

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  2. Your morning sounds absolutely perfect! Riding in a hot air balloon is on my life list for sure:) haven't done it yet, but I want to sooo bad! your pictures turned out beautiful too! what a fun memory:)

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  3. Looks like a great time! You took some lovely photos, as well.

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  4. ahhhh.. this is definitely on my life list of to-do's!!! looks like a great time, i'm glad you guys enjoyed it!... did it feel "safe" though? :P I'm scared of heights but i'm such an adventure junky... i'll only do things though if i feel "protected" like... a bungee cord or a parachute attached just in case. hahaha!

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