Friday, June 5, 2009

Hot Air Balloon Ride

Last Sunday we went on a hot air balloon ride for my birthday!
Travis got to help set up.
First they laid the basket on its side and laid out the balloon.

Two people had to hold the balloon. Then they put a big fan at the opening and started filling it with air.

The balloons are so big, they had to keep straightening out the balloon as it opened up.

Then they lit the burners to get hot air inside the balloon.
And then we were off.

Trav didn't get too scared (he is scared of heights).

We would go up about 1,000 feet a minute.
This is a picture of another balloon by us.
We had so much fun!
Everyone should go on a hot air balloon ride.


  1. I've always wanted to go on a hot air balloon ride! I'm jealous!

  2. Looks fun, but I would be a bit nervous. I have always heard from people that its not as scary as it seems! What a fun thing to do for your birthday. :)


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