Wow!! A completely unforgettable experience to the fullest. I couldn’t have given my girlfriend a better birthday gift, and I of course couldn’t of asked for more of an unforgettable overall experience. It all started early for us. We live 3 hours away and decided to drive up to Santa Rosa the morning of our trip. Once we arrived to the airport we took a little nap in our car being that we had a little time to spare. We meet there with the extremely friendly staff and the other couples that were scheduled for flight. Cutting down to the chase, we drove to the actual take off site (in their vans) and off loaded the balloons. At that time they asked for volunteers willing to help out with the balloon process, I instantly raised my hand! That itself was an unforgettable experience. If you’re in currently good heath and suffer no minor injuries then I say part take in this once in a lifetime experience (if they ask for volunteers of course). My girlfriend also got tons of great action pictures of the process for our scrapbook. The balloon ride itself is of course a jaw dropping moment. The views, the atmosphere, the sunrise, the vineyards down below, the torching torch right above filling the balloon, the bay area mountains in the distance, the other balloons flying next to you / above you / below you (of course great pictures can be captured) and the friendliness of the staff on broad answering any question possible, and pinpoints certain areas down below. The balloon experience was PERFECT!! The afterwards was the thing that surprised me! We landed, I of course helped out with the defilation of the balloon, and then we headed to a local vineyard. The brunch that was held was magnificent to the fullest!! They had fresh fruit, qeche, chocolate covered strawberries, etc. and we popped a bottle of champagne which was a past balloon tradition history. The picnic area there at the vineyard was perfect, well shaded, and flawless with never-ending beauty. I could keep on going and going about our experience and the details will be never ending. Highly recommended! A Must! Well worth the travel time, investment, sleep loss etc. Nothing will ever put a price or sacrifice on our journey. UP and Away, you guys rock!! I will come by to see you guys soon!
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