Carmel Valley is in North County San Diego. Mostly it is a horrid plastic suburb, but there are enough open spaces left to allow air balloons to thrive. I love watching them. See the fire? You’d be surprised how loud it is.
Do you want to ride in a balloon? That’s great. Not me. They’re beautiful – but I feel gravity is a force not to be toyed with. I’m pleased that other people like to climb into these fine examples of 18th century technology and pose for pictures.