Black Hills Balloons was featured on Kat Carney’s Top 5 Adventure Activites in South Dakota. Here is what she had to say:
Last month South Dakota Tourism sent my mom and I on a mission to explore South Dakota. We found ourselves hundreds of feet in the air on a hot air balloon ride, spotting all kinds of wildlife on the trails, and getting rained on in one of the most out-of-this-world landscapes I have ever seen. Check out this list of our top 5 favorite activities in South Dakota.
Take a Hot Air Balloon Ride at Sunrise
Getting to experience silently floating through the sky as the sun illuminated the frost on the ground below is one of the best memories of my life. South Dakota Tourism asked if I wanted to go on a hot air balloon ride with Black Hills Balloons, and I immediately responded, yes.
My mom was coming along, and it was a dream coming full circle. You see, about 10 years ago my mom and I drove 3 hours to a tiny town in Kansas for a hot air balloon festival we discovered was through the local newspaper. We arrived too late to see the balloons, but we still had a great time enjoying the town and talking to balloonists. Ever since then we’ve wanted to ride in a hot air balloon together.
So a decade later when the opportunity landed in our laps, I was thrilled. We had a gorgeous view of Custer, South Dakota and even spotted some elk running through the forest below. The experience was perfect and I especially loved the ballooning story our guide told at the end, along with a mimosa toast.
View the full story and her stunning photography HERE