Today Chris and I went for a hot air balloon ride! Chris surprised me for my birthday back in August, and we decided we wanted to go in October when the fall leaves were at their prime. It also didn’t hurt that it was right before our first anniversary, so it made for a great anniversary weekend activity. We watched the pilots blow up the balloons and took off from Chris Greene Lake park, near the Charlottesville airport. It is so surreal to fly this way. It is so calm and peaceful, and it’s really weird how they change altitude so at one moment you are way up high, and the next thing you know you are brushing the tree tops. It was a super birthday present that I will never forget!