The little dive we stayed at. It actually was pretty clean!
Dang - he's hot! (Love you sweetie!)
Hot air balloons AND cotton candy???? Is this heaven? :)
This balloon is called a cloud jumper (I think...) It didn't have a basket, but like a seat the pilot sat on. It was awesome!
Unloading the balloon. Look at Cory helping out. He wanted me to get a chance to go up in the balloon so he put in the "hard work" and helped out. Thanks sweetie!
It was chilly and the boys weren't quite as excited as I was....but they were pretty good.
It was awesome to see the inside of the balloon as it filled with air!
There were a total of 35 balloons that went up!
The view as we went up - see you later boys!
In the air, or heading up.
I loved looking out at the other balloons that were flying too - it was awesome - they looked so close - and it was just magic to know we were all FLYING!
Me with the pilot and balloon owner - Gene from Arizona
The kids got to sit on the balloon bag to squish all of the air out when they packed up.
First time flyers get a champagne/cider toast after their first flight. This also includes everyone spraying us with their glasses of cider. They also did a little ceremony where Gene told us the history of hot air balloons and gave an Irish blessing for our safe flight.
We spent part of this weekend in Panguitch at a Hot Air Balloon Festival. We had a fun BBQ, went to the balloon glow last night, and got up early this morning for the balloon launch. I LOVE seeing hot air balloons, and after getting to go up I think I'm hooked. I didn't get up very far, or go very far out - but I DID get to fly, and it was awesome. Our friend Rhonda Sherratt's dad owns "The Hitchin Post" campground and RV park in Panguitch and sponsored a balloon. Cory told Rhonda and James that going in a hot air balloon was a dream of mine (on my "Bucket List") and they worked it out that I got to go up. LOVED it!
The Balloon Glow the night before is awesome too - the main street fills with the balloons thethered to the ground and light up the sky - fun music, food - it was great. A fun little vacation not too far from home. Thanks sweetie for making it happen. Love you.