Hot-air Balloons

Hot-air Balloon - Would you like to ride in a beautiful hot-air balloon?
@worldwise1 (14887)
United States
June 20, 2008 1:21pm CST
Lately it seems that I'm seeing hot-air balloons practically everywhere, so I decided to toss this question out to all of you: Have you ever had the pleasure of riding in a hot-air balloon? It looks like it would be so enjoyable. I doubt that I will ever get to experience it though since I am afraid of heights.I think they are so beautiful and carefree.
6 responses
@weemam (13377)
20 Jun 08
When I was younger I would have loved to ride in a hot air balloon , xx
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@worldwise1 (14887)
• United States
21 Jun 08
If you noticed the first response, weemam, it's never too late! If I remember correctly, former President George H.W. Bush parachuted from a plane on his 80th.
@weemam (13377)
21 Jun 08
Well in that case pal there is still time for me :) xx
@snowy22315 (76486)
• United States
20 Jun 08
really briefly. They had one at an event I was at. They just took us up in the air about 30 or 40 feet and came back down. I would love to do it say for a big birthday or something. My sister in law took my mother in law up for her 80th. They had a great time.
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@worldwise1 (14887)
• United States
21 Jun 08
The fact that your mother-in-law had enough courage to go up when she was 80, snowy, gives me hope.
@snowy22315 (76486)
• United States
22 Jun 08
Yeah, it was cool. ty for the best response.
@jer31558 (3683)
• United States
21 Jun 08
Though it does look enjoyable, and relaxing, I think that is is something that I would never participate in. I live on the coast, and I can just picture the wind changing as it often does and sending me out to sea.
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@worldwise1 (14887)
• United States
21 Jun 08
There is that to take into consideration, jer! I would hope, however, that the operator of the device would know how to calculate such possibilities before allowing me to go up.
@queenofarms (1665)
• United States
21 Jun 08
There are beautiful but I perfer to keep my feet on the ground. I don't trust things that go in the air.
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@worldwise1 (14887)
• United States
21 Jun 08
There are many of us, queenofarms, who feel much the same way, but sometimes we'd actually be surprised at our reactions.
@carolbee (16231)
• United States
20 Jun 08
I've never been in a hot air balloon. It's not my idea of fun. I am so afraid of heights that I'd sit on the bottom of the balloon and never look up or over. Thank goodness my husband doesn't think it's a romantic thing to do otherwise he would be going with someone other than myself!
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@worldwise1 (14887)
• United States
21 Jun 08
I dislike having a fear of anything, carolbee, because your fears can control you. That is why I would like to conquer my fears before I leave this world.
• India
20 Jun 08
Neah..I ve never had an experience wit a Hot Air Balooning But m sure i really want to atleast Once..Jz Me n My Girlfriend..Up their..Together..Jz the Two of Us:)
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@worldwise1 (14887)
• United States
21 Jun 08
That sounds very romantic, doctorgenius, and you could even propose to her up there in the wild blue yonder.