Our group of 12 joined 4 others along with our pilot, Scott. Didn't know they made baskets that could hold that many people!!
They picked us up from our hotel, stopped at starbucks for pitstop/wind/fog directional and to meet the other 4 riders, then headed to our departure location. Several of our group helped with the set up and take down of the the balloon. I'm the resident photographer so captured some interesting pictures of it all. This balloon and basket were massive! The basket they said weighs 2500 lbs! without us in it!
We had a low cloud day, so couldn't go terribly high and our visibility wasn't far off in the distance, but that meant we could see and wave at people on the ground, which was fun. We also were able to track the chase vehicles.
The ride was incredibly smooth...even with our rowdy group, the basket stayed steady (an important factor when you have people who get motion or air sick). Our pilot well experienced. He so looked the part of a balloon pilot! And he was full of information.
After the ride and take down, they took us to Kaffe Mocha & Grill for brunch and champagne toast.
The whole experience was fantastic. Very enjoyable.
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