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Friday, October 23, 2009

Hot air balloon ride

Would you love to take a hot air balloon ride this fall? According to Celine, you take off at dawn, and float above farms, rivers and barking dogs. After the ride, you land in a field, and farmer's children run up to you in their pajamas, while you pop open a bottle of Champs. Up up and away!

(Photos by Celine, via You Are My Fave)

58 comments:

Every Little Counts said...

this looks amazing... the foliage! i am so beyond happy to have just moved back to nyc...back to proper autumnal weather (after 6 years spent in LA- where fall really does not exist).i think it's time to venture out of the city for a little trip like this.

the NEO-traditionalist said...

I'm so scared of heights and yet this looks spectacular! Wish I could sail away without having a panic attack...hmmm, maybe? Yeah, probably not. Tragic.
XX Kate

midwestern malady said...

awesome! what a great way to enjoy autumn's colors.

Maria said...

My best friend and I did a balloon ride this summer. It was the perfect, sunny morning. I'd commute everywhere by balloon, if I could.

Photo set here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/anthimeria/3691611076/in/set-72157620867563609/

Anonymous said...

This sounds amazing!! And the pictures from the balloon are gorgeous!

Sal said...

A hot air balloon ride is on my life list!

Joanna said...

Wow...I'm so inspired! I'm definitely adding this to my list of things to do in my lifetime!

Anonymous said...

Joanna, same here. This looks AWESOME. i cannot imagine how it feels to be floating around so high up there.

Melissa Blake said...

That sounds fabulous! Only, could you make the drink of choice a root beer? :)

Those Magic Slippers Will Take You Home said...

That sounds wonderful! i think fall would be the best time too! You would get the crisp air against your face and get to see all the beautiful leaves turning!

Heavenly Muse said...

i had only one thing to say
''wow''

...Seyma... said...

looks and sounds definiely awesome!!!
i've always wondered how that kind of trip feels.. i'd really wanna experience it.. esp in that balloon :)

anna kim said...

oh pretty please yes. where would i be able to?

Feather Gold said...

Dreamy! This is going on my to do list.

iheartkiwi said...

yes please! when i was little a hot air balloon landed on our farm and the sweet couple took me up for a ride. sadly i was way too little to remember it. but i sometimes like to think that i can.

p.s. champs makes everything better.

Cafe Fashionista said...

There's something so romantic about hot air balloons; yet I'm scared to go up in one! :/

Sophia Mar said...

I would love to!

Pretty Little World said...

I'm not afraid of heights, but there's no way you could get me into a hot air balloon. Small plain or helicopter = yes; Balloon = no.

Meghan said...

This looks heavenly!

Johanna said...

this looks like an amazing experience to have in life. too bad i'm afraid of heights :( maybe i will overcome my fear one day. fun post!

Anastasia said...

I'm from the beautiful Berkshire Hills in Massachusetts, and I have a coworker whose boyfriend took her on a hot air balloon ride on October morning several years ago and proposed in the sky over all the foliage and rolling farms! When they landed in a field, the balloon crew had champagne ready for a little celebration.

Pretty Things said...

When I lived in Charlottesville, VA, you always heard the balloons early in the AM. I'm afraid I'd be terrified of the heights, but one day I'm going to try to conquer that!

mart and lu said...

how fun! i would love to take a hot air balloon ride one day...

Magchunk said...

That second picture made me sick to my stomach! I don't think I could handle the heights! But a day of champagne WATCHING balloons overhead with my man sounds lovely :)

Helena said...

That looks so beautiful... but if I were up there, I'd (probably) spend the whole time being too petrified to enjoy the view!

Leigh said...

I once surprised Taro with a balloon ride for his birthday. It was totally exhilarating and magical.

couldihavethat said...

wowza - fear of heights mommy!

Deanna said...

I have a friend who decided to take his girlfirend to Quebec and propose. He set up a romantic balloon ride over Quebec City and was going to pop the question then. The winds changed and the balloon ended up crash-landing in a group of trees, and the fire department had to come and rescue the crew and couple. His plan was foiled, but the worst part was that her family knew, so when they got back to the hotel, her family called and said "Congratulations!" and were asking for all the details and she had no idea what they were talking about. HOWEVER - I would definitely still like to take a balloon ride :)

The Wanderers' Daughter said...

With the frost and fall colors these are some of the most beautiful balloon shots ever!

Daisy said...

Oh this sunds so perfect. Im scared of hights , really wish I could get over it for an experience like this!

Amy said...

It sounds so wonderful and the pictures are lovely. Oh, if I wasn't petrified of heights.

rachel said...

every year growing up I would tell my parents I wanted a hot air balloon ride for my birthday....I had never told my husband, but he drew me a map to a hot air balloon and that is where he proposed to me.......just kidding, he actually proposed to me in a field with a thousand pumpkins...ok seriously it was a picnic in park city and he slid the ring on my finger and said marry me babe....I still haven't been on a hot air balloon ride. I love these pictures.

Maureen Milligan said...

I love this post. Beautiful photos, and now i know what to wish for when I blow out my birthday candles in a few weeks. Thanks!

Jaeve + Things said...

wow! i love these!

sarah said...

wow! That's amazing- what a spectacular way to see your little piece of the world!

lindsey said...

that sounds like the best day ever...

Mary-Laure said...

Oh these pictures are divine... Such beauty!

lilyqiu said...

This looks amazing! I will forever have a spot in my heart for hot air balloons...=)

my fiance proposed on a hot air balloon few months back=)

so yes, they rock!!!

Anonymous said...

Its true. I grew up surrounded by four fields and some of my best childhood memories involve hot air balloons. my father would often help the riders pack up their balloons and they would celebrate in our driveway while my brother and i watched from our kitchen window in our pajamas. I've never flown in one but they hold a dear, magic-like quality for me.

melissa davis said...

Oh wow, for a minute I thought YOU took the ride! ;) My grandmother actually took a hot air balloon ride when she was in her 80's. She's kind of amazing...

Happy Birthday to Alex!!

And thanks again for recommending Katherine- she is amazing!!

xxM

maryp said...

that looks positively dreamy!!! i have always loved hot air balloons (thanks to an inspiring middle school teacher) and to see the colors of fall from the air! just perfection :o)

love your blog, your recent wedding features, and happy birthday to alex!

Lu. Lu. said...

a beautiful adventure! love the photos

A Life More Fabulous said...

I had a beautiful hot air balloon experience when I was younger, our whole family went on a balloon ride. It was so peaceful floating about the world that way - until they have to fire it up (it singes your head!) We landed in a field where a baby elephant and it's mother were out for a walk. So much fun! (I grew up in Zimbabwe so elephants were a little more probable...)

anotherfishinthesea said...

this looks fabulous even though i am afraid of heights! i think the muted colors (in contrast to the colors you usually see with hot air balloons) is part of the loveliness! luckily, a hot air balloon is coming to visit the 7th grade at the middle school where i work this week, so maybe i'll take a ride, if i can find my courage!

sevendialsgirl said...

So jealous. That looks beautiful. Thanks for the inspiration, going to see about booking a hot air ballon ride across Bristol right now...

Emily Elise Bee said...

i want to go up in an air balloon so badly! they have a festival near here. i should check that out

Rachel said...

I have always wanted to do this but it is so expensive! I imagine that the experience is totally worth it though. These pictures are beautiful

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I wish I weren't afraid of heights. If someone is like me but would like to see what the ground looks like from up above, I suggest Alex MacLeans photos.

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AMAZING !! AWESOME !! I can guess how much amazing is balloon ride. Loving it dear. I really like doing adventures thing. One of my favorite adventure is doing para-gliding..This is INCREDIBLE thing to do :-)

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