We checked off a bucket list item in Colorado: the hot air balloon! We got up super early on our first night back in Denver towards the end of the trip and drove to Boulder to fly up along the Flatirons.
The weather was perfect. I learned a lot about how hot air balloons work ( they’re not actually that full of hot air! ). Takeoff was easy – the hardest part being just hoisting yourself into the basket. It was a smooth flight and a very comfortable temperature. We got a solid hour flight – with lots of great views and some photos I’ll enjoy forever.
At the end, when it was time to land, we landed a couple of fences over from where we wanted to and our pilot hopped out of the basket. We made it to the right field with my help because I got to “step on the gas” a few times with the fire to help us float over the fences. That was super exciting for me.
We had a great time and couldn’t stop smiling.