Friday, September 2, 2011

The Great Balloon Ride

On the last night our fam was down visiting we got to ride this giant orange helium balloon 400 feet high in the sky over Irvine! It is the only one of it's kind in the United States & it just happens to be in our backyard...& it is completely free!

While we waited for our turn to go up they had an awesome carousel to ride and we just had to take a few family pics! 

Oh and a few hundred pics of this cute face! Kidding...well only half kidding! :)

Then up up up we went into the sunset! It was perfect timing!

When you are so high above the ground you get a pretty neat & different perspective. Everything looks so little and yet so vast and immense! Kind of awe inspiring! 

It was sweet Jessica's 19th birthday! We hope it was an "uplifting" one!

Looking out, one side of the balloon was rural mountains and airplane runways & the other was busy california city life. Pretty cool!

It was an awesome and unique experience! I would so do it again! 
Cam seemed to enjoy it too! 

On the drive back home! Sigh! There are definitely some things I am going to miss about living in California that is for sure. Palm trees just remind me of home! We should be finding out any day now where our next job rotation will be taking us. Ahhh! I'm so excited/anxious to find out!


KDub said...

I didn't know you guys were moving! It seems like you just moved in!

Aubrey said...

We just did that the other night! SOO fun! We need to get a group to go!