Lewis and Clark were both hobbled during their great expedition—Clark from resentment at his second billing and Lewis from a Lego slipped into his hiking boot by Clark. Enjoy noncompetitive nature excursions with today's Groupon: for $125, you get a one-hour hot air balloon ride for one person from Gentle Breeze Hot Air Balloon Co. in Lebanon (up to a $249.99 value).
Gentle Breeze Hot Air Balloon Co.’s experienced pilots safely guide soaring airships over spectacular landscapes, earning an Approved Balloon Rides seal from HotAirBallooning.com. The three-hour experience begins with a preflight briefing, during which pilots explain the equipment, answer questions, and hand out mug shots of the FBI's most wanted geese. Passengers, who should wear long pants and closed-toe shoes, lend a hand as their sky captains lay out and rig the balloon, which looms up to 100 feet in the air when fully inflated. Forty minutes prior to sunrise or 2.5 hours prior to sunset, landscapes recede as balloons lift off into the stratosphere.
Hot air authorities expertly catch breezes by raising and lowering the balloon as riders snap pictures with handheld cameras, sip complimentary beverages served in souvenir balloon cups, or enjoy breathtaking views, which may inspire improvements to Lego kingdoms. After an hour in the clouds, balloons gently alight on land and pilots pack up for the return trip home. Gentle Breeze Hot Air Balloon Co. transports passengers to and from the liftoff site, and the company allows passengers to recall their journeys with personalized flight certificates and detailed accounts penned by low-flying Supermen.
Gentle Breeze Hot Air Balloon Co.
We were established in 1988, celebrating our 27th year. Representing South-Western Ohio's sole full-time, full-service hot-air balloon company, ballooning is what we do and we do it professionally! At Gentle Breeze Hot Air Balloon Co, a team of commercially rated, FAA-certified pilots whisk passengers skyward on journeys over southern Ohio and northern Kentucky. One-hour flights take off from Lebanon Warren County airport and travel as high as to 2,000 feet, where visitors can take in panoramic views and snap pictures. Retrieval crews track each trek from the ground and transport guests back to their meeting location.
Along with shared flights, Gentle Breeze’s team hosts specialties such as private couples flights followed by champagne toasts, Hummer or Escalade limo rides to launch sites, and voyages over Cincinnati and Dayton’s metro areas.