It’s such a strange combination of feelings when you ride in a hot air balloon. Last summer, my mom and I went for a ride and I have never been so exhilerated and then pacified at the same time. By the time I got over my fear, I realized how absolutely peaceful it was to be so high in the sky with nothing around you, including noise. I would recommend a trip in a balloon to everyone who visits our wonderful valley. Jack and Sue, of Grand Adventure Balloon Tours, take you on a first class trip and then celebrate your return to the ground with a champagne toast. For reservations and information call 970. 887.1340, or visit the web site at email@example.com.