All I can say is WOW! Dave’s birthday was absolutely fabulous! We were really lucky because the day before I called to check in with the company as requested, they informed me that lately they had not been able to fly out of Napa because of morning fog. The secondary plan was to go to another location in case they were unable to fly out of Napa the next morning. Problem is, the secondary location is nothing like Napa and was just over some brown cornfields, so needless to say we said no to the secondary location in hopes that for some strange reason the weather would cooperate. So they made a note and asked us to call back the next day at 4:15 in the morning.
The alarm went off early and I made that hopeful call. Thumbs up the company owner said. Yay! We’re going!!! It was an experience of a lifetime! It was a very smooth , fun ride and I would highly recommend it! The company we elected to go with is a small balloon basket but the same balloon experience. It was nice to only have 8 inside rather than 20 which some balloons have. It was totally clear when we lifted off and as we were floating, you could see fog rolling in off in the distance. By the time we completed the ride, the fog had started taking over, and by the time we were at breakfast an hour later it was completely foggy. All I can say is that it was meant to be!
My knee did really well! To enter and exit the basket is not exactly handicap friendly, though. You do have to hoist yourself over by putting your foot in a little insert and then kind of drop into the basket. But no problem here. Yay, life is so much better now that I have a good knee! To those who are wondering if they should have the operation or are afraid of it…..DO IT!!!!! Your life will be so much better for it.