As a graduation gift, my neighbor and close family friend, gave me a ticket to ride in a hot air balloon. I was a bit anxious at first never having been off of the ground, but I went and the ride was magnificent!
To anyone that has not left the ground, riding in a hot air balloon is literally up lifting. The feeling is indescribable. Standing in the basket waiting to lift off not knowing what to expect hearing the roar of the flame heating the air in the balloon and then…slowly the basket begins its climb. Riding in a hot air balloon is not like riding in a plane or helicopter, it is something all together different. The basket is open so the air brushes softly past your face and you are standing looking over the side to the ground below and see the perfectly laid out plats of land. Slowly floating knowing that only the hot air from the flame keeps you airborne. It is both exhilarating and serene.
It was quite an experience, one I have never forgotten. I encourage anyone that has not had the opportunity to float in a hot air balloon to do so and I look forward to reliving the experience.
Bucket List item #2 may be a rerun item.
I’ll keep you posted.