Last December Eric and I bought vouchers for a hot air balloon ride with Longmont Hot Air Balloon, LLC. We didn’t want to schedule anything in the winter cause Brrrr! Spring got real busy, real quick, and all of a sudden, summer is almost over. Oops!
Today I had some extra time at work (shocking, I know) so I thought I might contact the company to see about scheduling a ride before we run smack into winter again. A phone call led to a recorded message that directed me to their website.
You guys, I love their website. Seriously. I absolutely could not stop giggling.
From the Home Page:
Wedding gifts – Birthdays – Anniversaries – Proposals – Sunrises – Divorces – And More!
Divorce really is a special occasion best celebrated with a hot air balloon ride. But there are stipulations-
From the FAQ page:
Special divorce flights do not include real champagne or cake. We have some partially filled bottles of Strawberry Hill and Boone’s Farm we found hidden behind the desk of Jay Leno at “The Tonight Show”.
More from the FAQ page:
Small dogs may be welcome. Little wooden bears, stuffed moose or chipmunks may also be okay–no cats!
Thank goodness I can bring my stuffed moose. Maybe.
With respect for the population and pets on the ground…
Because even though we hate your cat, we respect it.
…we only intentionally fly over the city, at legal altitudes, once or twice a year.
We do it UNintentionally ALL the time.
All balloon rides are romantic (but the pilot will also be present!).
Family or friends are welcome to go along. But note some people are overly sensitive to brightly colored fabric and wicker.
Well, sure. Who isn’t overly sensitive to wicker?!
Every sunrise and every day is a gift.
Sunflower fields in bloom can be an added bonus.
“Frequently Asked Questions”
Flights from the boulder area are on a limited basis.
when we do fly there we try to look for signs of intelligent life.
I’m still waiting to hear back from them on a date but I am SO frigging excited for our ride. Boone’s Farm, a stuffed moose, and a voyeuristic pilot- Oh My!