Thankfully, my knight in shining armor dealt with the bird murder and we were off. The good news is that it was all up from there (did you catch the pun?).
I have a pretty serious fear of heights so there was always a possibility that I was going to spend the ride sitting in the bottom of the basket but that wasn't the case at all. The rise is so gradual that it feels really stable.
The views were quite pretty. At points we could see all the way to Denver.
Thanks to Lindsay for the awesome glasses!
The balloon ride was only part of a really amazing weekend. We grabbed happy hour with friends, saw the musical American Idiot, went backpacking, walked around the Boulder Creek Festival, and finished it all off with a great dinner at a local hibachi place. It was the perfect way to to celebrate a really good year. I can't imagine life without my wonderful partner and I hope there are many more of these celebrations to come.