14 March 2010

ballooning up

Vacations can be fun!

No weight restrictions this year!

Temecula California is "Wine Country"

Monster LowCarb Energy drink w/protein
Stick of cheese, hard boiled egg, 2 spicy wings
They served a little champagne brunch after the Hot Air Balloon ride!
I skipped the sweets and bagels, and did OK!
You don't have to be "all low carb" to pass up a cookie!
All this before noon!

The Valley here is cold in the morning - 35 degrees today!
Then when the sun comes up, it heats up nicely - 
Ocean breezes come in from across the mountains....
In a word...yummy weather!

The balloon ride was gentle and great fun!
So high up there's almost no wind at all.
Hope you are having a great weekend.
Wish you were here!


  1. Anne, that has been my dream since I was like 5! Although I'm frightened - were you afraid?!

  2. OMG....heights make me queasy, don't know how you did this and still managed to take pictures. Good for you, ......:-) Hugs

  3. YES - I was nervous at first!
    But it was so gentle and easy -
    There was almost no wind...so high up!
    We just levitated there without a sound.
    You could hear dogs barking down below.
    It was like a dream of floating in time/space....
    I felt really safe. It was enchanting!

  4. Wow! A hot air balloon flight is on my bucket list. I would be really nervous, though, (I'm not very good with heights!) and I don't know if I'd ever be brave enough to do it. So it's good to know that you felt perfectly safe. Great photos, I am intrigued to see the other balloons up there too.

  5. That looks like great fun!!!

    I think only Saskatchewan doesn't change their time...I am in Ontario.

    This seems to be a really fun adventure. Can't wait for your next set of pics.

  6. That's on my list of things to do when I'm thinner ;)

    Great pictures! How was that champagne? It looks yummy.

  7. You look like you are having such an adventure. I am happy for you. You earned this fun trip!!!

  8. OMG!!! I'm so jealous! That looks like a blast. You're really getting to do and see some awesome stuff! I'm so glad you're sharing it with us. I look forward to your updates. This is better than a postcard! :)

    Have fun! Can't wait to see what's next. :)

  9. So happy to see you having so much fun!

    funny the poopies needed rehab...i laughed.

    i can't wait to see what's next either

  10. Oooo! You're having fun. Music to my ears. :D That looks like a fantastic experience.

  11. How freaking AWESOME! You are having the best trip EVER! :o) This is so exciting!

  12. WOW the pictures were wonderful. I am so glad you are having so much fun!

  13. What a trip! Looks like you are having a great time and the balloon thing is on my list to do one day as well.

  14. Oh my goodness! Does that ever look like fun! :)

  15. Oh WOW!!! I'm doing that when my weight is low enough that I feel I won't bring the balloon down (or be refused a flight!)

  16. Awesome! - I thought for sure they would kick me to the curb...
    They never even raised an eyebrow (because of my "weight")
    Different story last year, eh?
    It' an ongoing process, for sure!

  17. How cool is that!!!!!! I've always wanted to try hot air ballooning! What a glorious view!


  18. Oh how fun is that! I'd love to give that a try.
    I'm enjoying your trip along with you... glad you are posting pictures.

  19. Wowsa's i always see balloons pass by the house and i've always wondered what it was like. Glad you had the opportunity.

  20. i love your expression in that second photo.


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