Brooke was our pilot and we had a great time. It was our first time in a hot air balloon and I'll be honest - I was a little terrified. Brooke and Ian were so relaxed and fun that in no time I was poking my head over the edge to look down. We flew in between the cottonwood trees along the river and saw a coyote running away from us. We had a champagne toast after we landed (they'll explain) and went on our way. We were able to help get the balloon ready and watched the sunrise over the Sandia Mtns from our basket. Beautiful and peaceful way to see the area.