This was the scene from my back yard on Labor Day morning. Every year Colorado Springs hosts a hot air balloon festival. In the past the 'air parade route' went right over our house. Recently though we've only been able to catch a few who probably drifted off course. The first time they flew over the house after we moved here they scared the be-what-zits out of me! I heard this strange roar right over the house and ran out in my pjs, and was greeted by the balloonists just barely skimming over the rooftop.