I was going through some old pictures last night and decided to share these with you. In July of 2001, my friend and I took a ride over the desert in Sedona, Arizona, in this balloon. We had to be at the site very early in the morning when the winds would be just right to carry the balloon safely. This is what it looked like before it was totally inflated and upright.
This balloon had a large basket and held 11 people.
As we glided over the desert, we could see the long-eared jack rabbits running around below. This is one of my favorite lifetime experiences. I'd never miss the opportunity to go up again.