On Friday night, some of the staff of NJ1015 were on hand to help kick off one of the coolest events of the summer, the Quick Check Festival of Ballooning in Readington, NJ.

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As part of the kickoff, the staff had the great fortune for the opportunity to ride in a hot air balloon. It was a beautiful night and an amazing ride for everyone on board. If you ever wondered what it would be like to take a hot air balloon ride, watch the video of the footage from last night's ride.

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If you want to take a ride for yourself or you just want a great day/night out with the family head over to the Quick Check Festival of Ballooning from now until Sunday night (7/28), in Readington. For more information on all the events, visit their website.