Wednesday, September 5, 2007

UP, UP AND AWAY...

Would you like to ride in my beautiful balloon
Would you like to ride in my beautiful balloon
We could float among the stars together, you and I
For we can fly we can fly
Up, up and away
My beautiful, my beautiful balloon

Colorado Springs plays host to the Balloon Classic each Labor Day Weekend.  We have always made a point of watching the balloons as they float over head but this year we got up extra early and took a trip to Memorial Park where the balloons participate in a mass ascent.  Upon arriving at the park I was immediately thrown into sensory over load.  There were dozens and dozens of brightly colored balloons of every shape and size.  To our delight, each hot air balloon skimmed over Prospect Lake and lightly skimmed the surface before taking off into the air in what is known as a 'Splash 'N Dash'. 

Never been to a hot air balloon ascent?  Make a point of going to one.  It is definitely worth the trip, and you may find that you will rekindle your relationship with the child in you.

7 comments:

justplainbill said...

Beautiful and it must have been exciting. Bill

lazarai said...

Wow, Dorn, I've seen your balloon photos from years past and they're ALWAYS wonderful....but I just love this new ascent photo!! So beautiful....

Thanks for sharing,
:) Carol

rbrown6172 said...

wow........these are great....the 2nd one is just spectacular!!!
gina

radar446 said...

Hot air balloons are beautiful to see...I wish they did them around these parts.  I have never seen more than one at a time, and never found out where they lift off from.  Maybe some day.....

Greg

redbird914 said...

Little Sister, these are awesome ... wishing I had been there to see it with you all!!!

rjet33 said...

I wish we had done this while we lived there.  Your photos are so colorful.  I miss that baby blue Colorado sky!!!!!!

Blessings!~

Susan

Marina said...

People should read this.

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