This weekend featured the annual Balloon Glow on Friday night and the Balloon Race on Saturday afternoon. People turned out in great numbers to see the colorful display.
Ballooning Here and There
Seven years ago when my kids asked where I wanted to go for my birthday, I said Istanbul. Well, I got far more than I asked for. One of the most unique and memorable travel experiences of my life was viewing the weird-looking landscape of Cappadocia, Turkey, in a hot air balloon. I had been up a few times before in the states, but nothing compared to this.
Getting into the Basket
The first thing I notice after getting into a balloon basket—after collecting myself—is just how quiet and peaceful it is floating through the air. The only sound comes from the balloon being fired up to gain altitude.