Interesting Things to Know Before Taking a Hot Air Balloon Ride

by Ann Harrison

Have you ever dreamed of riding in a hot air balloon? If you’ve ever taken a brief moment to watch a hot air balloon floating up in the sky, you’ll notice that it is propelled by the wind. Before you take the ride you’ve always dreamed of, let me share with you some interesting facts about hot air balloons.

Image by Ruth Ellison @ Fllickr

Image by Ruth Ellison @ Fllickr

Never try to take a hot air balloon ride in the rain. The air inside the balloon gets hot enough to boil the water that accumulates on top of the balloon, which destroys the fabric. The best time to ride in a hot air balloon is early in the morning, on a clear day. This is not only the time of day when the atmosphere is at its calmest, but it’s also the best time to watch the sunrise from high above the earth. If you are partial to drinking Champagne on special occasions, why not make a toast to your hot air balloon adventure, while you’re in the air. According to http://www.isportsandfitness.com/7-most-interesting-hot-air-balloon-facts/, a Champagne toast is an absolute must if you and your significant other plan to “tie the knot” in a hot air balloon.

Now that I’ve covered a few fun facts about your hot air balloon excursion, Let’s me give you another interesting tidbit to think about. Why not take the whole family to a hot air balloon festival. If you live in Albuquerque, New Mexico, check out the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta, the world’s largest hot air balloon festival. The event showcases nearly 750  balloons, and takes place from September 30 through October 9. If New Mexico isn’t the place you call home, why not visit the Adirondack Hot Air Balloon Festival in New York. If you live in the South, take a trip to Decatur Alabama, for the Alabama Jubilee Hot Air Balloon Classic.

About the Author

Ann Harrison is a totally blind author, who grew up in the small town of Rochelle, Georgia, and has moved back to her family home after living in North Georgia for several years. Ann has written many articles of general interest for a number of clients since June of 2010, including the Cordele Dispatch. She has also published a short story entitled “The Big Climb” in Awethology Light. Ann also published a story entitled “The Woods” in December Awethology Light Volume by The #Awethors. She is currently working on several novels, and a self-help book. To read more of Ms. Harrison’s inspirational writings, visit her blog at www.wwannwrites.wordpress.com.

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