Sunday, July 24, 2011

feelings with a hot balloon

There are all kinds of ways to seek thrill and adventure in life. Some do it in the traditional way of roller coaster rides and hot air balloon flights, while others do it in more meaningful ways, like telling someone they love them, or picking up and moving to an unknown land.
The thrill: roller coaster ride; The risk: losing your lunch!
Amusement parks are a great way to spend a summer's day. Some believe that amusement parks are just for kids but I beg to differ. They are fun at every age and stage of life. You get to experience all aspects of life, the ups, the downs, the twists and turns. There is little risk when it comes to roller coaster rides. They are generally tested and very safe. Just make sure not to eat or drink too much before hand!
The thrill: hot air balloon ride; The risk: enjoying yourself too much
Hot air balloon rides are a safe way to enjoy a bit of thrill and a lot of beauty. Best to go up on a clear day when you can profit from the stunning views that surround you. Float through the skies in a basket with the ground beneath you and the heavens above. There isn't any risk involved in hot air ballooning. A pilot will take you up and take care of everything for you, all you have to do is enjoy.
The thrill: telling someone you love them; The risk: having your heart broken
Unlike roller coaster or hot air balloon rides, there is a risk when you tell someone you love them. Admitting how you feel to someone you care about can be an amazing thing. For starters you're being honest and that's always a good thing. Then of course if the feeling is reciprocated there couldn't be anything better. Of course there is always the risk that they won't say it back and then you'll have just poured your heart out and are left with nothing other than the gutted feeling of vulnerability, rejection and disappointment.
The thrill: moving to a foreign land; The risk: not liking it
A little bit like telling someone you love them, moving somewhere you don't know well is risky. There is always the possibility that you may not like it, have difficulty getting accustomed to their way of life or language or have trouble making friends and settling down. Of course there is always the chance that you will fall in love with a new place, a new people and a new life.
No matter what the risks involved are, taking a leap of faith matures you in a way that few things can. Go for it, brave the unknown and trust that it will embrace you.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Up, Up and Away in Your Beautiful Balloon

Hot air ballooning is growing in popularity as both a leisure activity and as a pastime to get involved in. The best way to experience hot air ballooning is at a dedicated festival.
Participating locations about town can provide you with festival tickets if you do not want to wait for the entrance ticket booth. This let's you know how the balloons are numbered. In November 1783, they launched the first manned hot air balloon flight. Pilate de Rozier and the Marquis d'Arlandes were the pilots of the silk-and-paper balloon, and the two stayed aloft for about 25 minutes, ascending approximately 500 feet and traveling about 5 1/2 miles from their origination point in a Paris park. Etienne studied as an architect, but also returned to the family business when his father retired. If you want to be near the action VIP camping is nearer the launch sites.
Then at night balloons light up against the dark sky in the Balloon Glow and in the Night Magic Glow exhibitions. Joseph went to a private school and later started a chemical business before returning home to work in the mill with his father. Today there are about 5000 balloon pilots in the University ballooning scene. This year the National Hot Air Balloon Championships were held in Michigan.
Typically, the cost for entrance into the Temecula Balloon Festival is between $15 and $18 for adults, which generally depends on the day of attendance Two brothers, Joseph Michel and Jacques Etienne Montgolfiere, launched the first successful hot air balloon in September of 1783 with an odd trio of passengers - a sheep, a duck, and a rooster. The first manned flight in a hot air balloon was quickly followed by the first gas balloon ride.
In the end, participants and visitors leave with extraordinary fun on their mind and cherished memories tucked inside their pockets. The king and his court turned out to see the spectacle, and they were not disappointed. This is one reason why balloon twisting is becoming more popular. In the beginning, only a few wineries and vendors participated, but the coming years would soon see various venue changes and musical performances, such as the Beach Boys and the Coasters.