The very first year we moved to Colorado Springs,
Jeremy and Mandy took us to the
CS Balloon Festival.
We were hooked!
|We cheat and go to the opposite side of the lake than|
most of the crowds. We feel like locals and not
tourists because we know this is the
"place to be".
|Seeing the balloons right over your head is awesome.|
|This was a new balloon this year!|
The opposite side says
|When it started coming up over the trees on the opposite|
side of the lake, I knew what it was going to be!
|We met Jeremy and the boys there |
early in the morning
to enjoy the balloons.
|Mud and water was more fun than watching balloons|
for little guys.
|Every once in a while, one would get their attention.|
|I wish I had caught this sun balloon|
against a blue sky.
|Aren't these clouds amazing?|
God puts on a better show than the balloon people.
|We love leaving the park and driving around|
the town "chasing" the balloons.
|They land everywhere--in fields,|
|even in the middle of streets.|
|This woman who was part of the balloon chase team|
almost got trapped beneath the falling balloon.
|Another street landing|
landing in a parking lot
|I always know it's about time for the|
Balloon Festival because these beautiful
wild flowers start blooming.
|Can you imagine what those mountains look like|
from the air?
|These two precious children were saying|
(loud enough to be heard)
"We want to help pull the balloon down."
Two kind members of the balloon landing team
called them over and allowed them to help.
|The loops at the bottom of the stripes|
on this balloon are loose.
Very unusual and pretty design.
|Another view of the loops.|