Today was my Balloon Ride that I chose to do for my fiftieth Birthday. The balloon companies always fly in the early morning hours when the weather is cooler and the winds are calmer. There are about eleven balloon companies in town and we chose to fly with Las Vegas Balloon Rides.
When they unwrapped this balloon it took up almost two parking lots, it was crazy. This balloon is the largest one in town and will hold up to 16 passengers. We had a total of 12 on our flight so we did have a bit of room, which was nice.
Dale was a bit worried because of that whole, “I’m afraid of heights thing,” but he was fine. I sent him an article before we booked about that very thing and people are more afraid of edges. That is the main component of that fear. We were pretty safe and secure in our big basket in the sky.
Our altitude was about 1500 feet for our one hour balloon ride. The sky was so clear and we actually saw some other balloons out flying.
For some reason I thought it would be noisy, but it was so quiet and peaceful. The only noise was when Doug our pilot was telling jokes, or shooting some propane up into the balloon. It was a very serene feeling, I liked it.
After the flight we had a really nice complimentary breakfast that really was a nice touch.
My consensus is that if the opportunity ever presents itself to go on a Hot Air Balloon Ride, say YES!
Las Vegas Balloon Rides