Hot Air Ballons

United States
June 3, 2008 5:42pm CST
Have you ever ridden in a hot air balloon? Would you ever ride in one? Living in Albuquerque, NM, the home of hot air ballooning, allows you to see the morning sky sprinkled with dozens of them. The feeling looks so free and exciting. I know some people are afraid of heights but if you could ride in one wouldn't that be the most incredible high? Lift off your responses.
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@kun2349 (23475)
• Singapore
4 Jun 08
though i've never ride in a hot air balloon b4, but i would like to try it one day.. hehe ^_^ I'm not scared of heights and i just wanna see the world from a higher angle.. hehe.. See the beauty above the rest of the world, together with my love one.. And i will wanna do it in canada, or if not, New zealand.. hehe
• United States
4 Jun 08
Those would be great places to see from the sky.
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@kun2349 (23475)
• Singapore
4 Jun 08
YUp ^_^ Both are peaceful countries with the most amazing natural back drop that one can ever imagine.. hehe
@Anne18 (11036)
3 Jun 08
I have never ever ridden in a hot air balloon, and I don't think I would really like to either. I wouldn't really want to go in an areoplane either. They do look good in the sky and a few months ago on our way home from an day trip with the children we pasted aballoon display, they children found it very funny seeing the funny shaped hot air balloons alone side the proper shape ones.
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• United States
4 Jun 08
They do have some crazy characters flying in the sky.
@smilyn (2964)
• United States
4 Jun 08
I have never had a ride in a hot air balloon..And I don't think I will ever have one..I'm afraid of heights..Even while travelling in a flight I always wonder how and what controls this superbird..And a air balloon is something amazing too..I'm curious to have a ride..But I don't think I have that much of guts to have fun in the ride..I would be really thinking about what will happen if something goes wrong..This will really stop me from having fun..So I don't think I can have a ride in future too.
• United States
4 Jun 08
Sounds like you have a fear of control too, so do I, I want to be in control and riding in a hot air balloon would cause me to let that go. Maybe some day you'll give it a shot.
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@agihcam (1915)
• Philippines
4 Jun 08
Seems this is interesting adventure that I can consider in the future.Though I would need to make sure that I have all the safety tools in my self before doing so,but seems cool,with out not much noise compare to air plain.
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• United States
4 Jun 08
I think the only noise would be the air around you.
• United States
3 Jun 08
I have wanted to do this for years. I even have a few blown glass and fabric hot air balloons hanging around my house. I know I would be nervous doing it but it is something I want to be able to say I have done. I love watching them float by, Hubby and brother-in-law and sona and nephew and I saw one float over my mother-in-laws home. So we hopped in the car and followed it all over the place until it landed at a farm outside the city. We had fun.
• United States
4 Jun 08
Cool, there is something majestic about it, isn't there?
@gemini_rose (16194)
3 Jun 08
No I have never ridden in a hot air balloon and I really never would. It is not the sort of thing that I have ever fancied doing, but then again I am not really the adventurous type anymore. I love to watch them, we see quite a few where I live and the kids and I often stare out of the window to watch them going over the hills in the distance. Funnily enough my Mum is toying with the idea of us getting my Dad and my eldest son a ride in one for their birthdays, they both share the same birthday!
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• United States
4 Jun 08
Let us know how it goes! Up up and away.
@cream97 (29166)
• United States
3 Jun 08
No, I have never rode in one. But I would like to though. But guess what? I am so afraid of heights, but I still want to try to master this anyway..
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• United States
4 Jun 08
This would either cure you or keep you so grounded you wouldn't even want to jump rope! Conquer!!
5 Jun 08
No I have never taken a ride in a hot air balloon but would like to one day! I guess you haven;t then either by the way you say it looks so free? It must be good to see them all on the skyline - all the different colours and stuff too! x
• United States
5 Jun 08
No I haven't, we are moving before the balloon festival. My wife has a couple of times, she keeps bragging about it. I'll do it next year.
6 Jun 08
Lol - yea and then you'll be able to brag about it! Have fun!!
@blackbriar (9080)
• United States
3 Jun 08
Even thou I will never get in a plane, I do want very much to ride in a hot air balloon. The fair here usually has hot air balloon rides most years but the price is just out of our reach. Hubby will never go in one but I asked my daughter about it last year when we saw them getting ready to go up if she would want to go on a ride with me. She wants to as well so this year if we get to the fair, I'm going to try and save a lil money so we can go up in one.
• United States
4 Jun 08
Hold on to the ropes Curious George! Best of when you do.
• United States
4 Jun 08
LOL My daughter still has all the Curious George books that I've been asked to read over and over and over...
@momalisa65 (1985)
• United States
7 Jun 08
Oh It looks like so much fun! But it's not that I'm afraid of heights, I'm afraid of not having conrol of where I'm going, and not having my feet on the ground or something I can hold onto. If I could get rid of that fear or anxiety, that seems like it would something really fun to do!
• United States
7 Jun 08
Well, how are you going to be an angel then?
• India
6 Jun 08
Hmmmmmmmmmm..I ve never had that oppotunity to ride a Hot Air Baloon But i'd surely love to ride it wit my girlfriend:) Have you?? How was the experience buddy??
• United States
6 Jun 08
I've never been, everytime I get close they lift off without me. We are moving before the big balloon festival so I'll miss it again. It's on my list of things to do though.
@sk66rc (4261)
• United States
6 Jun 08
I've never ridden in a hot air balloon... That's something I've always wanted to do... Went on a helicopter ride once, but never a hot air balloons...
• United States
6 Jun 08
Never been in a heli, just a plane.
@whiteheron (4223)
• United States
6 Jun 08
I would love to go up in a hot air balloon as long it is in good working order and is has an expert pilot. I have seen balloon races here in California and saw one balloon snag on some trees so I think that an experience pilot would be a must.
• United States
6 Jun 08
Yea, I wouldn't want to take a solo flight with anybody either. Yikes!
@heleni0 (322)
6 Jun 08
I've never taken a ride in a hot air balloon. They look really cool, and i'm sure it's an amazing experience, but i'd be absolutely terrified. Heights don't scare me exactly, but the idea of falling from a great height does. I wouldn't even be brave enough to look over the side, just in case I went tumbling out of it.
• United States
6 Jun 08
Then don't look down. I would have a fear of falling out too.
• Philippines
5 Jun 08
good day. I never been to a hot air balloon, but seeing it on tv well I can say t would definitely give me a high. If I can ride one I think I will.
• United States
6 Jun 08
I think it would, a "real" high.
@GreenMoo (11842)
4 Jun 08
I've been up in a hot air ballon twice, and the experiences were fabulous. I'd love to do it again. Both flights were in the early evening, and it was brilliant to fly over an area that I knew fairly well and see cars on the roads, people in their gardens, dogs barking.
• United States
4 Jun 08
Cool! I think you're the only one who has do it. Welcome back to earth.
@walijo2008 (4647)
• United States
4 Jun 08
Around here where I live they have the hot air balloon festivals all the time. I've never been to one tho, by the time I find out they had one, its already over. But no, I don't think I would ride in one, I'm scared of heights, and I would probably end up having a heart attack or something..lol. It does look fun, and they are pretty to watch.
• United States
4 Jun 08
They are pretty to watch, very majestic floating in the sky.
@TerryZ (22083)
• United States
4 Jun 08
It really does look like fun. But no I have never ridden in a hot air balloon. Im am really afraid of heights.LOL
• United States
4 Jun 08
But I'll be you're not afraid of excitement.
@leateagee (3667)
• China
4 Jun 08
I have not ridden a hot air balloon, but it is one of my wishes in life. Whenever I see it on TV, it really amazes me to hop into that basket and be blown up ...up...high u in the sky. It is so exciting to be up there...says those who have tried it. I am not afraid of heights...so I think I will enjoy it up there. Take care
• United States
4 Jun 08
I'm sure you would.
• Indonesia
4 Jun 08
No I haven't and I really really really want to, though I don't know anyone who would want to have a hot air balloon ride with me. I don't think we have any of those hot air balloon here in my country or city. I don't have the money to go abroad and do things I want now, but when I have the money I will surely go!
• United States
4 Jun 08
It would be money well spent.