Have you ever been hot air ballooning? It is a peaceful, tranquil, and quiet. Not to mention the beauty to behold as you hover across your surroundings. My husband surprised me for my birthday, it was such a wonderful experience. We got to help set everything up ridiculously early (as the sun was rising) float around for at least an hour with another balloon and then my favorite part, landing. Apparently there is less control than I thought and you land wherever you can find a larger enough field (our pilot had a teenager driving around following us as we flew with the van and trailer to pick us up wherever we landed). We ended up landing on some random person's property, they saw us coming and greeted us on the ground. I asked our pilot how strangers feel about this intrusion, and he said in all his years ballooning there was only one person who was annoyed. Then as custom they bring out champagne to share among the pilots, riders and land owners as the balloons get put away. The strangers were so excited that we landed at their home and talk about a great marketing technique as the pilots handed out business cards, awesome!
I love all the colors and balloons captured in this picture by chamcam. And I highly reccommend going hot air ballooning if you ever have a chance!
April of April Newman Photography
up up and away by chamcam