We wanted a special treat for our grand-daughter's 9th Birthday. This one was a real 'wowser'. We live in the UK and have our own hot-air balloon, but our grandchildren have never flown and live in Tucson Arizona, USA. Buying a flight in Tucson is so easy, and the weather is just perfect, here in the UK, we wake up and if it is windy, go back to bed, but these guys always know it is flyable
Mike and Becky Fleury are the best hosts. We were used to early starts for flights but the children werent, but they soon forgot that as the balloon envelope filled with air and the children's mouths dropped as they watched the envelope writhng and swelling like an monster out of Harry Potter. The moment I knew it was the perfect present was when Mike took off, with my husband, son and three children and the birthday girl looked over the edge of the basket and just went 'Wow'.
Not only was the flight and landing perfect, our grand-daughters birthday brunch was incredible, included an amazing birthday cake, muffins and champagne(she had orange juice) and then they received a certificate, and a memory card with the photographs Becky had taken. In the car coming home, they talked non stop about watching coyotes running below them, deer and other animals. The stories they took to school, plus showing off the certificates makes this a long lasting present.
No one ever forgets their first balloon flight however young they are and if you are visiting Tucson, I can really recommend flying with the Fleury's at Fleur de Tucson Balloon Rides.
Thank you both so much.
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