Shrimpoe really wants to ride in one. While considering the adventure I realized I'm kind of a scaredy cat. My terms are as follows: must ride with a trained hot air balloonist, must wear parachute, can't be higher than 1 mile from land, although if that's not enough distance to activate parachute I will reconsider... Although, now I've gotten to thinking... If it's not so timid to throw oneself onto the ground with basically the risk of activating what could be the top of a hot air balloon overhead to save your life, why not drift comfortably in a basket dragged along by fully developed parachute? I'm in.
Photos courtesty of Shrimpoe's instant message musings