We went hot air ballooning!!!
We celebrated our anniversary this weekend with something we've always wanted to do. We drove to Napa at 4:30 in the morning. Yes, we were up before the sun! The fog had rolled deep into the valle that morning, which makes it a bit dangerous to be at the mercy of the wind, when you can't see anything. Our balloon pilot drove us to the next valley over, so we rode over orchards instead of vines. Our pilot, Frank, was amazing, hilarious, and took us for the longest ride. Oh, and he managed to land us back on the ground without us all falling out of the basket.
We went about 900 feet up, and rode the winds east and eventually saw the Sacramento skyline through the fog. We were in flight for just over an hour. The ride was gorgeous and peaceful, except for the roaring over the burners every other minute.
After we landed, we were treated to a fabulous champagne brunch! Imagine, the pilots spend every morning like this...