So, we've waited 2+ years for this and it finally happened. I got tickets as a bday present for the fiance and have schedules various times but it's always been canceled for some reason or other. We drove out twice and it was canceled last minute(which wasn't great since we're at least 1.5hrs away, depending on where they lift off). But, yesterday was it.
It was a lot hotter than i expected(due to the flames) yet it was
awesome. We ended up landing on private property at some kind of horse
ranch. The owner was pissed and wouldn't let the others in(to retrive
the basket via truck). So we ended up hauling everything to the next
farm where the others were waiting. That basket is like, 600lbs...the
balloon alone was 400 yet it was doable with 8 people. In the end no one
was arrested and everyone got out safely(lol).