Labor Day Sunrise Print
Written by Sherry   
Monday, 07 September 2009 14:07

I got home just in time to catch the Colorado Balloon Classic, this morning. It is a staple of Labor Day weekend here but today the weather was simply spectacular. The smoke of LA has blown away, it is cool, sunny, and clear as a bell. A perfect Labor Day.

Even after 8 years here, i still find the open display of faith here a bit startling. To wit, one balloon crew's truck:



And the event Lost and Found (Don't try this in Seattle!)



There was one handicapped pilot in a wheelchair who had a custom made basket.



And the large economy size basket when you want to throw a party in the air.



One the special qualities of our balloon festival is that fact that ordinary by-standers are allowed up close and personal exposure to the whole process of getting the balloons airborn. There are helpers of all ages.



The balloons go up in waves and the goal is for each balloon to successfully "dip" the bottom of their basket into nearby Prospect Lake and then go up again. The water of the lake was so clear and still that I got some great double images: