93-year-old gets dream hot air balloon ride

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CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KCRG-TV9) -- A Robins woman had her dream come true.

Lottie Sands is 93 years old. In her nine decades of life, she's never rode on a hot air balloon. But she's always wanted to and Sunday night she got the chance.

Guaranty Bank and Trust and Buzzards Glory Balloon Company helped provide the hot air balloon trip to Lottie and her daughter.

She couldn't stop smiling before or during the ride.

"I've never done it before, so I wanted to do it for the first time," Sands said.

She said she wasn't scared and she made it down safely. Her friends and family said she had a tremendous time.