Flight Over Boise, My First Hot Air Balloon Ride & BSU Landing
I have been skydiving, and even pulled 9Gs flying in an F16 with The United States Thunderbirds but flying in a hot air balloon has always been on my bucket list. What a wonderful city we live in with opportunities for fantastic community events like the Spirit of Boise Balloon Classic, celebrating 30 years this year.
The event is a wonderful end of summer celebration and is absolutely free for the community to attend and participate. From someone who has only, before this week, seen hot air balloons from really far away in the sky, being up close and seeing them inflate is quite a sight. They are way bigger up close and in person than I realized too.
Yesterday my boy Titus was able to go up for Cap Ed Kids day yesterday. The baskets were tethered to the ground and the kiddos went up 15 to 20 feet. He was on a little news segment with Channel 7 right after and when asked what everyone looked like when he was up there he said "Mini figs from Legos." If you want to see the little news segment from that you can check it out here. After you see the amazing flight photos below.
Today, Thursday was media day in the 5 day events for the Spirit of Boise. Hundreds gathered to watch and fly as about 30 balloons took flight from Ann Morrison Park and I was on one of them. After take off we floated and flew around for just over an hour before our once in a lifetime land. Check out the photos of the amazing flight and experience below and make sure you scroll to the end to see our epic BSU landing. We landed, deflated and packed up the balloon right in front of the administration building at Boise State University. We had a group of collage students stop and take photos and videos. I will never forget this monumental day. Thank you Boise for being so amazing.