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Want to Join the Mile High Club? Here's Your Chance... in a Hot Air Balloon

The Temecula Valley Balloon and Wine Festival, which happens next June | Photo by chip morton via Flickr
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Thanks to the fun daily e-mail newsletter, The Rundown, we were treated yesterday to a bounty of naughty activity ideas--you know, doing it at Leo Carrillo State Park or on Mulholland Drive--but one especially caught our eye and made us giggle. It was doing it in the air:

If a fear of heights and a two-hour car ride don’t concern you, prepare to cross off "join mile-high club" from your bucket list. Located in Temecula, D&D Ballooning offers hot air balloons for couples. Even if the journey is on the short side, the view from above the trees will be worth it.

And the good folks at The Rundown aren't asking you to sneak around, either, as this is a real service (and possibly the best Valentine's gift for your adventurous boy or girlfriend). From D&D's website:

For those who belong to or have ever wanted to join the "Mile High" club, we offer a flight in a private balloon at a mile high (5280 feet). This is the ultimate ecstasy. We offer comfort and discretion. This flight is honored with "mile high" pins for him and her. Call today to reserve because this flight take considerable scheduling considerations.
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To make your trip even better, Temecula is wine country. Drink up!

Update: D&D has informed us of more details. The experience is currently $750 on a weekday and $1500 on a weekend. You get one hour in the sky followed by a champagne-style picnic breakfast.

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