Monday, November 2, 2009

Hot Air Balloons ROCK!

One of my birthday gifts from my awesome Hubs was a Hot Air Balloon ride over the beautiful countryside we call home. It is one of the things on my 30 things to do before I'm 30. And even though the date we "sailed" was just over a month after the actual day, the wait was incredibly worth it. It was an experience (and gift) I will not soon forget.
Our little balloon traveled from Brentwood to Columbia, which takes about 25 minutes (max) in a car and took us about an hour and a half. We hovered between 1,200 and 4,000 feet above the areas of Brentwood, Franklin, and Columbia in our journey and saw some of the most amazing colors, homes, landscapes, beautiful farm country, and even our neighborhood (off in the horizon). We landed amidst an amazing fall sunset on the clearest day in quite a while. Not a cloud in the sky.
And anyone scared of heights that has used this as an excuse to not to do such a great ride, should reconsider. You don't feel a falling sensation one bit. You don't blow back and forth in the wind. It is one of the most relaxing and spectacular things you can experience. It's like the perfect drug...without any side effects other than maybe landing in a farmer's plot of land who happens to have a gun. Luckily, this did not happen to us.
Thank you, Nathan, for such a great gift and special day to share with you. I love this memory and will cherish it forever. I can't wait to do it again. :)


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