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Paulo Bizarro

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Up in the air in a hot air balloon
« on: May 17, 2022, 06:25:30 am »

As the title says:

https://blog.paulobizarro.com/?p=2581

It was a fantastic experience.

Regards.

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Re: Up in the air in a hot air balloon
« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2022, 09:27:16 am »

Fantastic, Paulo. I'll never forget doing this in Napa Valley for the first time. Nervous, all that went away when I finally realized we were off the ground!

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Re: Up in the air in a hot air balloon
« Reply #2 on: May 17, 2022, 10:47:08 am »

Wonderful shots and story. I'm sure you'll remember you flight forever!
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Re: Up in the air in a hot air balloon
« Reply #3 on: May 17, 2022, 05:19:00 pm »

Beautiful account of your adventure.

I would love to do that some time. I have been present at balloon launches, but haven't (yet) had a ride in one.
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Re: Up in the air in a hot air balloon
« Reply #4 on: May 18, 2022, 06:55:28 am »

Lovely photo essay (on your blog).

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Re: Up in the air in a hot air balloon
« Reply #5 on: May 18, 2022, 07:21:20 am »

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Re: Up in the air in a hot air balloon
« Reply #6 on: May 18, 2022, 10:02:47 am »

Thank you all.

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Re: Up in the air in a hot air balloon
« Reply #7 on: May 18, 2022, 03:38:35 pm »

Did you get to do the first-timer ritual afterward?  ;D

Nice photos!
Balloons are fun and maybe a little terrifying how they seem so non-directional. I've done a couple of rides around here and they were great photo opportunities. My dog Luna sure hates it when they are around. Fire breathing dragons descending from the sky!
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Re: Up in the air in a hot air balloon
« Reply #8 on: May 19, 2022, 05:33:09 am »

Did you get to do the first-timer ritual afterward?  ;D

Nice photos!
Balloons are fun and maybe a little terrifying how they seem so non-directional. I've done a couple of rides around here and they were great photo opportunities. My dog Luna sure hates it when they are around. Fire breathing dragons descending from the sky!

Thanks. We had a glass of nice bubbly champagne after landing.

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Re: Up in the air in a hot air balloon
« Reply #9 on: May 24, 2022, 01:09:40 am »

Thanks. We had a glass of nice bubbly champagne after landing.

When I took my first ride they said the same thing but we had to get on our knees and pick the cups up with our mouths and then chug the cheap bubbly without using hands. While the whole group does this any "virgins" get doused with champagne while they are all bent over. I wonder how widespread this is. Maybe just the American version.
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Re: Up in the air in a hot air balloon
« Reply #10 on: May 24, 2022, 03:48:19 am »

When I took my first ride they said the same thing but we had to get on our knees and pick the cups up with our mouths and then chug the cheap bubbly without using hands. While the whole group does this any "virgins" get doused with champagne while they are all bent over. I wonder how widespread this is. Maybe just the American version.

In my flight, all the passengers were first timers.

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Re: Up in the air in a hot air balloon
« Reply #11 on: May 28, 2022, 02:46:47 am »

Beautiful .. I would love to get into one of these hot air balloons.
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Re: Up in the air in a hot air balloon
« Reply #12 on: May 30, 2022, 03:48:38 am »

Beautiful .. I would love to get into one of these hot air balloons.

Thanks.
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