Our trip began at 4:30 a.m. The company goes out early each morning to find the best spot to launch. When we arrived at the take off site in the desert, we were informed of the inflation procedure and facts about the balloon and flying. Before lifting off, landing procedures were explained. Our balloon held 12 passengers. We then flew anywhere from about 100 feet above the ground to 2000 feet, dipping down occasionally to see animal life. After an hour flight, we amazingly landed very smoothly, fairly close to our launch site. Breakfast was served with linen tablecloth and china in the middle of the desert. There is nothing like an 8:00 breakfast in the desert, complete with champagne, mimosas, juice, quiche, croissants, cheese, fruit, and even a cake for celebrating anniversaries! After toasting our safe flight, we were inducted into the Ballooning Society.
Since I have a fear of heights, I wasn't sure I wanted to do this activity. But as I later discovered, there is no height sensation while in the balloon. I felt perfectly comfortable the entire time. there was no feeling of rising and falling. The dest is the perfect place for this activity.
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