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postheadericon A balloon flight is fun for all ages

A Balloon Flight is Fun For All Ages

While traditionally seen as a setting for romance in the sky, a hot air balloon flight is meant to be fun for everyone and is an adventure for all.  Ballooning is safe for children over 6 years of age, and is considered a low risk activity in general.  Perhaps not quite as fun for those with a severe case of acrophobia (fear of heights), hot air flights are for the most part an activity that can be participated in by almost anyone.  As long as you are careful to ensure all safety guidelines are met, your balloon flight should be an experience that everyone on board will find enjoyable and thrilling.

The younger lot may find it exciting to be as high in the sky as their favourite super hero, while the older may be glad to be able to go on adventure they’ve always wanted to embark upon.  The view from so high in the sky is something that is breathtaking enough for anyone to appreciate.  Even those who experience apprehension about going on a balloon flight, find the thrill of the ride so great they’re likely to do it all over again.  

From couples to families to colleagues, a hot air balloon flight is an experience that can be enjoyed by just about anyone.  If you happen to be an adventuresome sort, the exhilaration will appeal to you.  Conversely, if you seek a journey into the clouds as a way to reflect on the majesty of the land below, it is sure to please.  Hot air balloon rides offer a diverse array of sensations that will appeal to all ages from all walks of life.  From kids to kids at heart and everywhere in between, there is plenty to enjoy on a balloon flight.  

When in search of a unique and unparalleled escapade that all can appreciate, you just might choose to take flight in a hot air balloon and find what you’re all looking for.  The perspective offered from miles in the air is enough to clear away any stress from daily life and give-renewed vitality to your journey.  For the younger crowd, finding themselves high in the clouds might excite them so much they’ll be chomping at the bit to tell their schoolmates about it.  Whatever the case may be, finding the right setting for a balloon flight and taking off into the sky is something that is sure to be loved by all aboard.

postheadericon A family enjoying the sport of shooting with airsoft guns

A Family Enjoying the Sport of Shooting with Airsoft Guns

I grew up in rural South Texas so inevitably hunting and shooting is something I have always been aware of.  However, when I married my wonderful husband it became a part of my life.  Hunting and shooting to him is like curling up in a cozy chair and reading a book is to me.  So what to do when we had kids?

Well, obviously introducing them to reading was easy…but hunting and shooting not so much!  Over the years as my husband felt the kids were ready he has taught them respect for guns as well as gun safety.  Last year they both shot their first deer.  It’s a little harder though when it came to the sport of shooting.

Many times the guns used for the sport of shooting are not guns I want my children exposed to.  So we found a wonderful alternative to these powerful guns, airsoft machine guns.  Airsoft guns are a safer alternative to the much more powerful guns many times used in the sport of shooting.  While these guns are still potentially dangerous and should not be used by children under the age of 18 without experienced adult supervision they are much safter and less expensive.

It was much to my surprise that so many people actually enjoy the sport of shooting because I myself am not into it at all.  This of course makes me very leery of the sport to begin with but because my husband is so passionate about it, it is something I have learned to be tolerant of.  I have been pleasantly surprised at how well my kids handle their airsoft guns and the gun safety they have learned.  It pleases me immensely to know that if they ever come across any guns in their lives they will know how to handle them and will treat them with respect.  They are dangerous! However being in South Texas guns are a part of our culture in that hunting is a way of life in rural South Texas.

I have been very pleased with the airsoft guns my family has chosen to use in order to enjoy the sport of shooting.  I think they are a wonderful alternative to paint guns and real guns.  Our family has enjoyed the sport of shooting with airsoft guns.

postheadericon Choosing the right towable tube

Choosing the Right Towable Tube

There are a lot of really great options out there, and the first obstacle you’ll face when trying to choose a towable inflatable is how to choose the right one for you among so many options. By looking at your specific needs, however, you can easily narrow down your choices and make choosing the right tube for you a much easier task.

The first question is who will be riding in the inflatable? There are ones made for one rider, or a dozen. Of course, the more riders your tube is capable of the bigger, and more expensive, they’ll be. Many people find it more fun to ride in a group which makes that worth it though. Another consideration on this front is whether everyone will be riding on this tube, or just children. If you’re only getting this tube for a child to ride on there are ones made specifically for the size of a child that may better fit your needs. Of course, the child can ride in one of average sized ones as well.

Price is always a consideration of course, and as mentioned above the price will go up with the number of riders. There is such a large selection though that there really is something in every price range, you can spend anywhere from a hundred dollars to a few thousand on a tube.

The rest of your decision is all your personal tastes, for instance, color, design, style. You can find a bright yellow tube, or a green one. You can find a typical circular shaped inflatable, or one shaped like a giant hot dog. This is all up to your personal tastes.

Before heading out for a day on the water be sure you’ve thought about any safety equipment you may need-for instance, life vests, water helmets, and a tow or harness in good condition.

All of these decisions should be fun ones to make and hopefully get you excited for your days on the water!