As of today, Steve and I have begun our second year of married life together. I must say, I still love it. Being married is really fun! Hooray!
To celebrate our first year of marriage, Steve and I went on an exciting hot air balloon ride over Byron Bay. We had to get up at 3:00am Brisbane time, which was really hard. Then after being picked up and driving to the balloon place, we drove to a place to test the wind and then another location to take off. Here are some fun pictures.
Blowing up the balloon
In the basket
Inside the balloon
We saw (alot of) this, with cows and houses and trees and rivers and what not as well. It was really cool that you could acutally hear the cows moo as you flew over them. Some of them just stood and stared at us, and others ran away scared. :D We were flying at about 600 metres above the ground. It was a beautiful day, although a bit hazy towards the sea. Standing in the balloon underneath the flames was very hot.
We landed in a lady's paddock. Balloons can land anywhere they like (because they don't really have too much choice in some situations), and the traditional thank you for being able to land somewhere is a bottle of champange. The guy who pioleted our flight had been trained by the first ever Australian to fly a balloon over Mt Everest. He was really laid back and nice. One of the guys in the cars chasing us on the ground was a computer design guy who works on adds and movies like "Where the Wild Things Are". Crazy!
Steve was also a super fantastic husband and got me these shiny new earings and necklace. Yay!
After the weekend, I'm pretty worn out, but I love being married so much. Hooray!