Outings: A special birthday gift.











To celebrate a special birthday in April, I got us tickets to ride on a hot air balloon. I had never been before, nor even seen a balloon up close, so I had no idea what to expect. We got to take part in the whole process of filling up the balloon with air, taking off, and then packing up the balloon once we had landed. I was a bit nervous when we took off, but other than that it was the most fun and special experience from beginning to end, one that I will remember for the rest of my life. The weather was perfect, a sunny spring evening, and we were up in the air for an hour and a half.

The photos of the balloon during take off + up in the air were taken by my sister. That was another aspect that made it so much fun, that family + friends could take part in the experience from the ground. Two friends even texted us photos of the balloon that they had taken from afar, one of them as far as 10 kilometres away! It really was the best time and I am so grateful that it all worked out so well. They only do rides like this in our area a handful of times each year so it was fantastic timing that they had scheduled a ride this exact weekend, as if it was meant to be (and I think it was).

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  1. Åh! så himla häftigt!! Det där har jag alltid drömt om att få göra :) tänk att den första ballongfärden skedde för över 200 år sedan, 1783... Sjukt coolt ^.^

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    1. Det var verkligen en speciell upplevelse, kan absolut rekommendera det om du får chansen :) Haha ja det är galet att man lyckades flyga ballong för så länge sedan!

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  2. Ja visst är det häftigt?! I skidbackarna är det fortfarande naturlig snö, men snart är det nog helt grönt överallt :D Och wow vilken upplevelse, vilka vyer!!

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    1. Vilka kontraster det måste bli! Här nere kommer ju våren mer gradvis.

      Det var det verkligen :)

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