Saturday, November 6, 2010

Up, up and away....

Do you know what this is????? I thought it would make a fabulous wood basket ready for the cold winter nights!!

Or maybe this??????

I'm sure you'll know what this is!!!! Mr FH and I had a hot air balloon ride on Friday morning. It was just unreal! 


We had to meet the group at 3.45am!!  Yes, you heard me right.  We then boarded a bus which drove us out to a paddock on a farm and we prepared to launch the balloon.
It was quite dark and spooky when we were fiddling about taking the basket off the trailer and it took about 15 minutes to fill it with hot air. 

This is the big gas burner filling the balloon in the dark. 

I really didn't know anything about hot air ballooning before I went. This is the big gas flame that is turned up or down depending which way you need to go. No steering wheel here!!  Amazing really. 

This photo looks a bit like it has been stuck on the scenery but it hasn't. The countryside is really dry at the moment and we could see for miles. See if you can guess which one is me!!!! 

Mr FH and I had a lovely night staying at this gorgeous B & B. It is a really old home which has four beautiful rooms built onto the back. I could move it's this house at the shake of a tail!!

This is the gorgeous room we had. Each room is decorated differently. The other one we looked at was decorated in creams and whites - more my style but I liked this one as it was very striking. 

Our wonderful kids had given this to us as a Christmas present last year - how lucky are we??



Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Sounds like a really fun time. Great pictures. The B&B looks wonderful too. Hugs, Marty

Blondie's Journal said...

You are a daredevil!! I don't know if I could do this but it looks like you had loads of fun.

The B&B looks like a wonderful time. We are taking a little trip next month and I am SO looking forward to it!!


Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Sounds like so much fun!!! What a sweet gift from your kids! :)

Unknown said...

I will love to have a ride in a hot air balloon, Fantastic!!!

LV said...

I love watching hot air balloon shows, but no way would I go up in one. Heights do not work well with me. I have never stayed in a B&B, but from what I have heard, they are great places to stay.

Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage said...

How fun! I've always wanted to take a hot-air balloon ride. I bet it was exhilarating!

Visiting from Susan's Outdoor Wednesday. Also just joined as a follower.

Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage

Carol said...

Looks like you had a fun time.
If you have not already been there you should swing by The balloons are amazing.

Donnie said...

Those were gorgeous photo's. Looks like fun. Happy Outdoor Wednesday.

Jeanne said...

Hi Suzy, this is an awesome post. I would love to take a hot air balloon ride. I don't know what you look like Susy so I will guess you are the couple on the far left.

The B&B room is so lovely. I love this great getaway. Thanks for sharing the fun. 3:45am??? It was worth it!

Hugs, Jeanne

Linda said...

What fun! You had a lovely room to relax in looks like a great getaway!