Hot Air Balloon Ride:

October 7, 2013

On our trip to Napa a few weeks ago, I learned never say never and if you have a fear of something, you can totally overcome it! One morning our friend Lillian said to wake up early because we were going to watch the sunrise. Little did we know we were going to watch it in a hot air balloon! Now, I have a huge fear of heights. I told Nick I honestly could never go in a hot air balloon because it is so scary. But Lillian was so sweet and thoughtful to plan this surprise for us! We were totally and completely surprised when we got there! I was so nervous and excited while we waited for the balloon to be blown up. and it was honestly such a neat experience - so peaceful and quiet up there.

Here are some pics I snapped up in the air. Photographing hot air balloons is so much fun, they are so pretty!

blowing the air balloon up is crazy! on the right someone 
was trying to keep it from touching the light post!

so huge! 2 guys pressing all the air out afterward.

Anyway, I wouldn't say I've totally overcome my fear of heights but I must say it is so cool to do something you thought you'd never do and experience something totally new and out of your element. Have you ever done anything like this? 

Thanks to our sweet friends (L&M) for such a fun weekend of fun conversations, amazing food, and quality time!

14 hello's:

  1. Oh this looks so lovely- and great pictures too!

  2. no way! what an absolutely fabulous thing to do!

  3. wow! this looks totally amazing! I too think I'd be really scared to go up in a balloon but they are so beautiful and I bet quite peaceful when you're up there
    Your pictures are gorgeous

  4. Beautiful photos - I also have a fear of heights which I have yet to overcome.
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  5. I've always wanted to ride a hot air balloon! It seems so romantic, especially if you're seeing the sun rise/set and have a picnic raring to go! Beautiful pictures :)

    Michelle @ Mishfish13

  6. Oh I looks so cool, lovely photos! I wish I can do that once in my life too :)

  7. These photos are so beautiful!!


    What a fun but scary adventure! I definitely would like to try this one day though. I am also scared of heights Danni, I understand how you feel, but hey, you gotta try something new right?

    But one thing for sure: I don't want to jump out of an airplane. That's too scary for me!

  9. AMAZING pictures! What an experience. Good for you for trying it, in spite of your fears! I would love to ride in a hot air balloon one day. :)

  10. I've gone sky-diving (and LOVED it!), but oddly enough, I have a greater fear of riding in a hot air balloon. I picture myself falling out of the basket. :P What's it like in the basket? Were you able to see out of the basket? (I'm barely 5 feet tall and picture myself trying to see out of the basket, but then falling out. HA!) I do love seeing the balloons, though. Glad you got a chance to ride in one!

  11. Oh wow! Your photographs are just so lovely! I feel like I was there :) x

  12. Every year, my city has a balloon glow & race as part of the Kentucky Derby Festival (photos here: I haven't gone since I was a little girl, but I remember it was really fun and have heard that it's even better. I've wanted to ride in hot air balloon since the first time we went. I'll have to get around to that one of these days! Your photos make it look incredible!

  13. These pictures make me happy. Gorgeous.

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