While land travel comes naturally for most humans, it often fails to include panoramic views, ideal spit trajectories, or opportunities to wear aviator goggles. Today's Groupon lets you partake of the best way to race dastardly 19th-century villains around the world: for $154, you get one hot-air-balloon ride at either sunrise or sunset, plus a post-flight champagne toast at Bella Balloons. Today's deal is a three-hour experience, which includes a pre-flight orientation, a one-hour flight, and a post-flight champagne toast.
To maintain its 100% safety record, Bella Balloons Hot Air Balloon Company employs an arsenal of FAA-certified commercial pilots. After a pre-flight briefing, where you'll meet your pilot and flight crew and learn the necessary facts about hot-air balloonistry, the propane burners are fired up and your inflatable vessel is inflated with motorized fans (takes about 30 minutes). From there, you'll slip the surly bonds of earth for an awe-inspiring hour of panoramic sightseeing from the comfy confines of an oversized picnic basket. The airborne adventure will skim over treetops and stampeding herds of wild office workers, soar among flocks of birds, and rise to 1,000 feet using only the wind as your propeller. The sunrise and sunset flights mean you'll enjoy glorious lighting conditions for photographs, marriage proposals, and marriage retractions.
Once you gently alight after your romantic rendezvous with the clouds, you'll be greeted with a take-home Bella champagne flute filled with local bubbly or a non-alcoholic beverage from Valley Vineyards. Additionally, you'll be inducted into the super-secret ballooning society in a legendary ceremony that awards you the Certificate d'Ascension En Machine Aerostatique, which can be used as currency in most floating-island nations. Instead of your usual gift of fight for Father's Day, surprise Dad with the better gift of flight, courtesy of today's Groupon to Bella Balloons.
You must be at least 21 years of age to partake in the champagne toast, so bring a valid photo ID unless you prefer the non-alcoholic sparkling wine.