Reno Hot Air Balloon Mass Ascension

There is just something about hot air balloons that take our breath away. They are gorgeous as they float silently across the morning sky. The Reno Hot Air Balloon Mass Ascension is truly breathtaking.

As you stand among the balloons you have the opportunity to watch close to 100 hot air balloons gently rise into the sky. Everything from a lady bug to Darth Vader join the mass ascension.

The morning starts early and it is so worth it. Yesterday we talked about the super glow and dawn patrol at the Reno Hot Air Balloon Race.  Closely following this even the Reno Hot Air Balloon Race Mass Ascension starts going.
ladybug baloon Reno Hot Air Baloon Wash

One of the great things about the Reno Hot Air Balloon Race is you can be out on the field with the balloons. You are not stuck behind a barrier trying to see what is happening. The pilots and ground crew invite you to see what they are doing and learn about hot air balloons…. 

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Reno Hot Air Balloon Glow Show and Dawn Patrol

The Reno Hot Air Balloon Glow Show is early in the morning but soooooo worth it!

The Glow Show is truly awe inspiring. There is so much to see and do at the Reno Hot Air Balloon Glow Show! Don’t worry if you haven’t had breakfast there are amazing breakfast, coffee and donut stands set up with everything you need.

Don’t worry if you show up in sweat pants and your hair on top of your head…you will not be the only one. In fact they have a pajama contest so you fit right in!

Dawn Patrol 2014 Reno Hot Air Baloon Race

I do recommend dressing warmly and in layers for the glow show. It was a bit chilly early in the morning but as the sun went up having layers is a great idea.

The Glow Show started around 5:15am with set up before that. We arrived around 4:30am and headed to the field. You want to make sure you give yourself ample time to find parking and head for the field. The weekend glow show was a lot busier than Friday mornings event…. 

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Stay in contact and keep in touch with MessageHub

Do you ever feel like you spend more time trying to find your friends updates on social media than actually interacting? With all of the social media changes it can be hard to get updates from the people you really want to hear from. You end up seeing a ton of ads, weird messages and things that while amusing are not what you really logged on to see.

MessageHub wants to help fix all of that and keep up in contact with our friends and family without having to bounce all over the place to find them. Imagine being able to see your friends and family updates in one place and the people you actually want to see.

With MessageHub you can set up favorite people and groups so you can easily chat with the people you really want to chat with. You can also pull in all of your social feeds so you only have one place to check for updates.

When you want to share a message you can easily share an outgoing message to all of the social feeds you chose straight from MessageHub.


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Up Up and Away at the Reno Hot Air Balloon Festival

During our visit to Reno I had the opportunity to do something I honestly never thought I would do. I went up, up and away in a hot air balloon at the Reno Hot Air Balloon Festival. I am going to be honest and just put it out there…I was just a tad bit scared. Ok that is just not a strong enough term I was totally and completely freaked before my hot air balloon ride.

This has been on my bucket list for longer than I want to admit because that would mean I would have to admit my age and that just doesn’t fit with the story now does it. I had a huge combination of excitement, fear and well a bit more fear as I thought about going up in the balloon. Sleep eluded me most of the night leading into the Reno Hot Air Balloon race. When arrived at the field early in the morning I was sleep deprived and nervous!

To help make sure I didn’t have to worry about a few personal needs ( I will let you use your imagination) I had stopped drinking any beverages or eating anything early the night before. It just seemed like the practical thing to do so I had one less thing to worry about. We met up with our friends from the Reno Tahoe Visitor Bureau who had arrange my flight and thankfully had some time to just enjoy the morning hot air balloon glow.

inflating hot air baloon in the dark

Watching the hot air balloons inflate before the sun comes up is just plain magical. The world is so quiet and you are surrounded by gorgeous hot air balloons…. 

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