I recently bought a living social deal for a hot air balloon in Healdsburg Ca. It was a great deal, but sadly I just received an email saying the company is no longer in business. Well I can boast that I got to ride in one of 3 of the largest hot air balloons in the US. Our basket accomodated 25 people, so my fear of heights and being held up in a wicker basket by a balloon were out the window…er railing? Anyways as cool as this sounds, bigger is not always better. Since our balloon was so large, during our hour ride, we maybe achieved a 5 mile circle.
We went up, saw the airport, sewage treatment plant, suburban houses, and floated back to the airport, only to land in an abandoned field. Here is a video I made of some random footage I took. Enjoy.