Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Ballons

Labor day weekend in Colorado Springs means the Colorado Balloon Classic. This year was the 33rd edition of this balloon festival. Apparently, its the largest and longest running balloon festival in the rocky mountain region.


I attended the event on Saturday. Unfortunately, the weather was such that they canceled the mass ascension. However, they did inflate most of the balloons. Watching a lot of crews inflate their balloons was very interesting.


Although I've lived near a few different balloon festivals, this was the first time that I've actually attended one. Walking around in a field surrounded by a dozen or more inflated hot air balloons is an impressive experience. Anybody out there with a balloon willing to give me a ride? :)

That was my world this weekend. Be sure to visit My World Tuesdays

6 comments:

Gaelyn said...

The colors and size of the balloons is overwhelming. I'd go up in a heartbeat, if it wasn't so expensive. Looks like a fun place to be.

chrome3d said...

The colours were excellent and so were the forms. You also got some kind of inside view, which is a new angle. I have never been up there with a balloon but some day I will.

jules said...

I didn't see you there Russ ;-), I went Saturday and Sunday morning. The whole time I was there I had my goofy grin on, something about those big balloons that bring out the kid in me. Great pics.

Kathiesbirds said...

Balloon festivals always make for great shots and these are no exception! Lovely! Too bad they didn't get off the ground!

SandyCarlson said...

Astounding. Amazing. Beautiful.

Russ said...

Thanks all!