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!