over vilnius, lithuania

'scuse me while I kiss the sky

I dreamt I could fly

so I came to vilnius, one of the only capitals in Europe over which you can balloon.

sky above, earth below, fire within

it's the little things that make life big

now let's get carried away

and into the woods..

vilnius drift

nobody can be uncheered when in a balloon

our pilot points out Belarus, just a gust away

not a fan of heights, but with brave wings, she flies

keep calm and carry on

we're not the only ones with inflated senses of selves

best seats to watch the big game

here in Lithuania, anything is possible. the sky is the limit.

heaven is under our feet as well as over our heads

back to earth; a hard landing on side. all safe and ready for a drink

even when grounded, dream up, my boy

first human-carrying balloon invented by Montgolfier brothers in Paris in 1783. when balloon crashed into a field the farmers thought an invasion and prepared to fight. but then the pilot pulled out the champagne, and all the world was good

and the tradition continues

"when once you have tasted flight you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward"

leonardo da vinci


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  • mombo

    This is really great!

  • Traveldawg

    Very cool experience!

  • mombo

    @richardbangs I just re-read your story and itโ€™s really cool

  • richardbangs

    come fly with me, Mombo!

  • rarafida

    Love this! I always want to ride a hot air balloons at least once in my life. Iโ€™ve been to turkey last april but i didnโ€™t got the chance to ride it in cappadocia haha

  • thelionheaded

    Nice story mate! ๐Ÿ‘

  • paul_story_pics

    i know that feeling flying high - didnโ€™t know before the tradition of champagne after flying ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ‘

  • stellerlynneLL

    So you are not afraid of heights also !!!๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜„


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