Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Hot Air Ballooning in North Carolina

Ohhh, laaaa....this is what we need. Shall we consider that NC return trip for this coming fall? Can we do it? I have found a wonderful book (that we should have had the first time) and it, I predict, will be our mining bible. I order us copies, yes, one for you and one for me. We each need one of these and You should just consider it a late birthday present.

I spend a lot of time researching various trips to several places, where mining for goodies can be part of the trip. It's getting fun. Montana has some great stuff! But so does Idaho and I'm finding more cool stuff to do there. We must certainly incorporate a hand held gps into our tripping around, it would be way more fun for any kiddies that might be exploring with us.

But I've digressed to Montana, it's back to NC. We'll have the definitive book to guide us to what ever mine we desire, and even better, we can float over them and scope things out if we want. So without further ado, the list:

  • AirTime Balloon Company - Champagne balloon flights in the Lake Norman, North Carolina area, near Charlotte.

  • Team Dream Catcher - Hot air balloon rides in Statesville, North Carolina. Also information about hot air ballooning instruction, rides and competitions.

  • Airborne AD-Ventures - Hot air balloon flights in Walstonburg, Eastern North Carolina. Also operate the Army hot air balloon.

  • Asheville Hot Air Balloons - Flights from Asheville, North Carolina with views of the Great Smoky Mountains.

  • Balloons Over Charlotte - Hot air balloon rides in North Carolina, near Lake Norman or the southeast Charlotte/Weddington area.

  • Bluner Bill & Cool Change - Hot air balloon flights from Concord, North Carolina.

  • Carolina High Hot Air Balloon Company - Balloon rides for individuals and couples in Benson, North Carolina. Also a dealer for Firefly Balloons.

  • Yadkin Valley Balloon Adventures - Offers hot air balloon rides in Boonville and Yadkinville, North Carolina near Pilot Mountain in Yadkin Valley Wine Country.

  • Cloud Nine - Offering hot air balloon rides in the Triad region of North Carolina, from Kernersville, NC.

  • Paisley Balloon Aviation - Located in Burlington, NC. Provides hot air balloon rides and tethers in central North Carolina.
So what do you think? Start thinking and planning for another fall trip? I think we should do our selves the favor of assuming we can pull it off this year. We'll know soon enough if we can't, and we might surprise ourselves, too. It's been too long since we had miner's hands :)~


1 comment:

Grandma Blog said...

What a fun thing to do. Go for it and take pictures...