An event never to be forgotten is a Hot Air Balloon ride by Vista Balloon Adventures in Newberg, Oregon. Passengers arrive by 5:30 AM to sign in and then watch the entire process as the vans arrive with the balloons all in a big bag. You are invited to watch or just stand and enjoy or take pictures. The material is carefully unfolded, air is pumped into the balloon, the basket is attached, and finally the gas is pumped into the balloon to get it upright. Passengers are loaded into the basket and liftoff occurs! The view is overwhelming and sensational. It is so quiet you feel like a bird flying except when the gas is fed into the balloon to put you higher in the sky. The hour ride ended much too quickly for any of the passengers-----we all loved it! Champagne and a delicious buffet breakfast was served at the end.