Yes, the background in these pictures is real. It was so amazingly beautiful up top!! Couldn’t of asked for a better day; it was sunny, warm, busy but not too crowded. I really love where we live, 1 hour away from the beautiful mountains, 2 hours away from the ocean.
Riding the gondola was a lot of fun, but I’d say it isn’t for everyone if you have a fear of height you might not want to go because on the ride down for us it stopped like 4 times on the mountain. Pack a lunch eat at the top or at the bottom, they have food to buy at the bottom but if you don’t have a reservation you won’t have any luck getting into the restaurant at the top. It is a little pricey to ride up in the gondola so if your on a budget, hike up to the top and then you can ride down for free because they only check tickets going up. But I will warn you it is a hike!!