Wednesday, October 19, 2011

great park balloon & a winner!

i have been wanting to go to Great Park in irvine [california] to ride the great park balloon for forever, and we finally did it this past saturday! it was soooooo much fun, and how adorable is the jack-o-lantern face they put on the balloon for october?! i was so fascinated with this adorable little park, and couldn't believe that we have lived here two years and this was my first time going. i loved it so so much, especially since it seems to be the only place in orange county that doesn't get crowded on a saturday afternoon, and it was FREE! seriously, it was so wonderful.

the balloon ride was so awesome, and it could not have been a more perfectly sunny, breezy, and clear day. shame on me for not taking more photos of the views from the top, but it was beautiful. i seriously cannot say enough good things about this place! can't wait to go back. <3

P.S. congratulations to Amanda from The Modern Marigold for winning The Great Honey Giveaway!! and a big thank you to everyone that entered! honestly, i wish i could send all of you a jar of honey so you could all try it, but if you're still curious about it you can definitely order some from their website. thanks again! :)

28 comments:

  1. omg, i have always wanted to go on a hot air balloon! i love the halloween theme :)

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  2. looks like so much fun...& free! seems like nothing is free anymore.

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  3. Wow, what a fun adventure! And it was free, oh my.

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  4. Oh, that looks awesome! what fun!

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  5. I see this huge orange balloon off the freeway every time I drive around Irvine, and I've ALWAYS been so curious about it! It looks like so much fun - that's it, I'll have to go next time! ;)

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  6. i have this fear of heights. but this...this looks amazing.

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  7. i have always wanted to ride in a hot air balloon..but my fear of heights has put a halt to that. :P
    beautiful pictures..the weather looked amazing.

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  8. You are so brave! I'm kinda iffy on heights. Whenever I even think about hot air ballooning I get little pin pricks in the arches of my feet. Its kinda dorky. But good for you! I'm sure it's an amazing and fun experience. And thank you for the honey website.. I was wondering if there was a way to order some of my own. Have a great Thursday :)

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  9. This looks like such fun! I love the gif you made of your adventure :)

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  10. We LOVE the Great Park and go there often! Bryn is in heaven with the balloon ride, free/unlimited carasel rides, and the fun park. Glad you liked it!

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  11. Really beautiful, love the jack-o-lantern face!

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  12. What an amazing experience! I'm terrified of heights, but I think I'd still jump at the chance to do this :-)

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  13. awwww, i'm super bummed i didn't get the honey! but congrats to Amanda!!

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  14. Wow. That looks so cool! How amazing! Love the photos too (as usual).

    Kacie

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  15. I love that this honey is from Wyo! And I love that it is Zeller honey in Lovell! I totally went there on a field trip in second grade.

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  16. Adorable! Love the gif. : )

    xo,

    Sarah

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  17. oh man, I saw amanda and thought i'd won for a minute. This looks amazing!

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  18. This looks like so much fun! Love these pictures :)

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  19. hold up. you got to ride that thing for freeee?! dream come true right there! i have always wanted to ride a hot air balloon.

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  20. that's just so lovely. and i am amazed at the moving gif. almost like i was there. . . almost. :)

    xoxo

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  21. Oh I've never heard of this! My brother has been wanting to go up in one for a while, I will mention this to him.

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  22. You got to go on a balloon ride???!!! That is so awesome! :) looks like heaps of fun :) I love how you edited the photos too - they have such a warm glow about them! :)

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  23. these photos are great!
    What a way to welcome Fall ;D

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  24. that looks like so much fun! and free? holy moly :)

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  25. This is so amazing! I've always wanted to go to a hot air balloon festival! Amazing photos!

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  26. These pictures are soooo wonderful!!

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  27. a friend of our proposed to his lady in a hot air balloon just a few months ago . . . they look so fun and romantic!

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