I recently had the luck to cross something off my bucket list: a hot air balloon ride!!
While on a (too) short visit to Charlottesville, Virginia, United States, I went on a hot air balloon ride...so different from my last flying adventure!
This is the pilot using the jets of hot air to blow up the balloon.
And let me tell you: the balloon ride more than exceeded expectations.
In fact: it was pretty awesome.
And just begged to be photographed.
This may be a silly observation
but I had no idea how ridiculously large the balloons are...
or how hot it really does get!
We rose very early to take a flight just after the sun had come up over the Blue Ridge Mountains with Boar's Head Ballooning.
If this isn't on your list of things to do, you really need to add it right now.
Actually it was so cool that you pretty much should have already had it on the list!
It's hard to believe the balloon looks this small prior to it being inflated. Stay tuned: pictures from the air coming soon!
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