Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Our Labor Day Marathon!!

Dave's sister Crissa, who lives here in Denver, told us about the annual Colorado Springs labor day hot air balloon launch. I think it is the 1st or 2nd largest hot air balloon launch in the nation. We decided this was an opportunity not to be missed. I did some research on the internet to find out what else there was to do in Colorado Springs so that we could make a day of it. We got up at 4:30 am so that we could pick up Crissa at 5:30 so that we could be to Colorado Springs in time for the 7:00 am launch. It was so worth it!!! The sun rise on the way down was so beautiful and the balloons were amazing. The kids loved seeing them being blown up and then taking off. My favorite part was the "splash and dash". There is a lake just south of the park where the balloons were launching and if the wind was right it would take the balloons right over the lake, the pilots would set the balloon basket right down in the lake and then take right off. It was one of the most amazing things I have ever seen!!! We had such a fun and full Labor day. I think it was one of the best Labor days ever!




6 comments:

Katie said...

Awsome! That looks like so much fun!

Richards Family said...

meliss-
great photography. the dipping thing looks like a real thrill
-mom

Nikki said...

That is SO cool! I've always wanted to go see a hot air balloon festival. How fun!

Rosander said...

What a fun mom! I love those pictures, all of them but the black and white are amazing!!!!

Emily*Scott*Logan said...

It's been so long since I have visited! What exciting updates! I love Hot Air Balloons. I remember my mom took us to see a big Balloon event when I was little, it was so much fun and I still remember it. How fun.

maxfamclan said...

I love hot air balloon launches! What a fun day you had!