Road Trip out West…continues.

Road Trip out West…continues..

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Road Trip out West…continues.

Hot Air Balloon Ride at Sunrise          SEDONA, ARIZONA   JULY 2013

So close, you can almost touch heaven!

A truly magical feeling of soaring gently with the wind experiencing  “AHA moments”

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Sedona’s natural wonders and many wildlife sightings completely delighted us.   For the first time, I experienced the splendor of gliding over Mother Nature’s own beautiful and breathtaking panoramic Red Rock country.

The hot air balloon is the oldest successful human-carrying flight technology. It is part of a class of aircraft known as ‘balloon aircraft’. The first untethered manned flight was on November 21, 1783, in Annonay, France.   Hot air balloons that can be propelled through the air rather than just being pushed along by the wind.

The balloon is a big parachute and is attached to a wicker basket.  There is an opening at the bottom.  Into that opening the burner shoots very hot air, as the hot air rises the balloon fills and lifts off the ground. However, the burner has to keep heating the air in the balloon or it will cool and fall (slowly) to ground.

Hot Air ballooning     Sedona AZ

To carry paying passengers  a pilot must have his or her commercial pilot certificate. (This gave me a bit more comfort.)

Overall, a spectacular experience.  I highly recommend everyone to put this on there bucket list.  If the opportunity arises of course.

SUCCESSfUL FLIGHT

A very successful trip

The Beauty of Arizona awaits…

Time to start planning my adventure to Sedona and the Grand Canyon that is just a short 2 weeks away.

A little R & R in beautiful Sedona followed by a hike in the Grand Canyon, a short road trip to Dallas…then a flight home.

The beauty awaits. I have an empty journal and a empty SIM card!

I always dream of my trips to Europe, but I have to say, even though It doesn’t have the architecture that I have come to love, I will have God’s beauty to inspire me!

The photos attached are;
(Taken from Pinterest)
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1). The Seven Sacred Pools, Sedona.
2). Oak Creek Trail, Sedona.
3). Chapel of the Holy Cross, Sedona.
4). The breathtaking Grand Canyon.

It’s been several years since I have been to this area and have wanted to revisit, and now…it is in only 2 weeks.

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