Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Hot Air Balloon Ride!

Ever since we got married, I have always wanted to go on a hot air balloon ride.  Well, Spence was totally anti.  He thought it sounded like the world's most boring thing to do. 

Well, you might remember, last year Speen and I did the 12 Dates of Christmas, and each took 6 months and planned dates.  Well, rewind to last December 25, we are opening the dates one at a time, and Spence is like "there better not be a hot air balloon ride in here!"  AAAHHHAHAHAHA!  C'mon it was the only way I could justify getting a balloon ride. 

So, we ended up taking our ride the end of October.  I thought it was going to be freezing, but it actually wasn't bad at all.  Probably all the flames from the balloon keep you warm! 

Here we are at the starting site getting the balloons pumped up! 

If you look closely behind Speen, you will see the balloon captain walking around inside the balloon.  That gives you perspective on just how huge these balloons are! 

Getting ready to go!  We fit 12 people in that little basket.  It was fine, but there wasn't a ton of wiggle room!

The flame is hot and going, and off we go!

It literally felt like we were floating in the air.  You can see another balloon right below us!

Beautiful view of Midway, Utah.  We were going to go to Park City but it was too windy. 

The funny thing about balloon rides is you can't control where you land, so there are trucks that follow you and pick you up where you land.  We ended up landing in this residential neighborhood!  If you look closely you can see the trucks. 

After we landed, our captain did a little toast with Orange Juice or Champagne, and did a little Hot Air Balloon prayer and we all got certificates.  It was cute. 

Well guess what!??  Spence liked it!  Thank you very much!  It wasn't much of a thrill, but it was a really neat experience to be floating up in the air like that!  Definitely a date to remember! 

1 comment:

Webster Family said...

I have always wanted to do that too! Ever since I was 11 and my primary teacher got proposed to while in one! glad to hear you made it!