The traditional gift for a second wedding anniversary is cotton. Various websites recommend that couples buy each other plush bathrobes, 800-thread count sheets, or cutesy pillow covers.
For our second wedding anniversary, we were having none of that. (Although my husband, the consummate shopper, probably wishes I had bought him a bathrobe.)
Instead, we went on a balloon safari. There’s nothing cotton about it, but I have a feeling we will remember it longer than we would keep a set of sheets or pillow covers.
Check out our amazing photos:
It was the kind of experience that made me think, “Oh yeah, this is why I follow my husband around the world, so we can do amazing things like this!”
If you want to go on a balloon safari, here are my tips:
- It’s really expensive- start saving now!
- You have to wake up around 4 am to get to the balloon in time for the sunrise, so don’t stay up too late the night before.
- The champagne breakfast after the balloon ride is surprisingly delicious.
- There are no bathrooms at the balloon launch or on the balloon. You’ll have to wait until breakfast.