Saturday, 3 May 2014

Unusual Saturday

Now I know it is National Scrapbooking Day but I haven't got anything crafty to share with you today.  Instead I want to tell you what I got up to this morning, at 6.30 am to be precise. I finally got to have my balloon trip!  yippee, hooray, weeeeeeeeee and all the other happy words you can think of.  

It was an early start and with a cold coming on I wasn't feeling very bright. But after waiting and being disappointed for four years and 13 attempts I was not going to let anything come in the way of me taking to the skies.  

The field was covered in a heavy frost and my boots soon got very wet and icy.  
We helped prepare the balloon ready for flight and after a quick briefing we took to the air.  Sixteen passengers and our pilot, Gavin rose majestically into the sky and we were off.

I left my husband on the ground waving me off and very quickly he got smaller and smaller hahaha.  
It was so quiet during the flight (apart from the occasional radio transmissions and chatter from the passengers) and it didn't feel like we were moving at all.  We glided over the Hertfordshire countryside seeing the morning unfold below us whilst the wildlife scattered when then heard the burners fire up.

If you are thinking about going in a hot air balloon I would thoroughly recommend it.  I had a brilliant morning.

I would like to say a huge thank you to Gavin, our pilot, and all the ground crew at Virgin Balloons for making this a special day for me.

Thanks for stopping by my blog and if you can please leave a comment so I can return the favour and visit you.


Have a great bank holiday weekend.

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Dotty Jo x said...

Oh wow! How fabulous, I'd LOVE to do this but am rubbish with heights! Good for you hun, Jo x

Karen Gist said...

AT LAST!!!!! I am so thrilled for you my lovely! You look so chuffed xxx

Alison said...

So glad your wish came true Tracey! I went up in a balloon on a recent holiday in Turkey, & it was amazing, so I know how you feel! :o)
Alison xxx

Kath said...

Wow! You made it at last! I am so pleased for you and glad you had such an enjoyable experience.

Carol said...

about time too!! can't believe it was 4 years ago!! lol - glad that you had a fab flight…xx

Angelnorth said...

Yay, glad you finally made it up there! Did the cold air blow the cold germs away for you, too? Good to hear you enjoyed it after such a long wait!