VIP Ballooning this morning was a pleasure

Up up and away with new friends.

This morning’s VIP balloon flight over the Hunter Valley was a pleasure. We have been speaking with Richard for the last few weeks as he planned this surprise morning for Sarah. To his credit she did not have a clue. Turning up at 5:30 in the morning wondering what she could possibly do in the valley at this time.

The only thing that gave it away was the balloon basket sitting in a trailer behind the car. Then the real excitement kicked in. Off to Kirkton Park for take off and we were in the air. Sarah and Richard were up in time to see a fantastic sunrise over the Hunter Valley as we drifted over Pokolbin and into the Lovedale region.

Pilot is hiding behind the wicker!

Pilot is hiding behind the wicker!

All too soon it was time to put away the champagne and get ready to land.  As we touched down Rachel met us with Richard and Sarah’s beautiful 18 month old son.  A few photos later and we were back in the 4wd to the hotel for breakfast and to relive the flight by watching the movie we had just recorded.

Happy Anniversary guys from all of us at Wine Country Ballooning, hope the rest of your day goes as planned.