Up, Up and Away! Oh My!
Trip Start May 01, 2013
126Trip End May 01, 2014
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Our flight is about 45 minutes long (seemed like 10 minutes) and we reach a height of 3,600 feet where the winds are blowing at 35 miles per hour, but you would never know it, and we covered 7 miles. You don't feel the sense of movement at all. Nick did well, he was a great sport. Not so sure he thoroughly enjoyed it, but it was good of him to come.
After our flight we were treated to a full champagne breakfast back at Domaine Chandon
Our pilot was Kim and he was full of information about the area and has been doing this for over 30 years. The landing was picture perfect. The basket just sat down and we were done. I expected a bump or a drag, but none of that!! We landed in a county park full of grass and I'm sure that helps in soft landings. All together we had 5 balloons with Napa Balloons and there were 7 others from other companies. It was just a magical experience and I would definitely do it again.
After we left the Balloon experience, we headed up the Silverado Trail and stopped at Black Stallion Winery...gorgeous upscale place! Then off along the trail, just viewing, not stopping and then back to the town of Napa and then back to Vacaville to have dinner with my cousin in Davis.
A GREAT day!