Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Up, Up and Away!

Yesterday morning, my hubby and I dragged our kids out of bed at 5:00AM in order to attend the Colorado Springs Balloon Classic. Every year we hear this advertised on the radio but the early start time always hinders us. This year, however, Craig had the day off and we decided to go for it!

Coffee in hand, we piled into the car at 5:30 and (surprisingly) everyone had smiles on their faces! We arrived just in time to see the first balloons start their ascension and it was an amazing sight to see. Honestly, there is not much you could do to convince me to actually ride in a hot-air balloon, but they sure are fun to watch and take pictures of.

Apparently it is customary for some of the hot-air balloonists to gently touch the lake water with their balloon like this:
Some people had obviously done this before and were very good at it. But there were also people like this guy who came barreling down out of the sky and almost tipped his balloon over, getting him and his passengers wet up to their waists. I suppose that there is a first time for everything, right?
All in all, a beautiful day! Next year we will be doing this again!
My verse for today:

"My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience. But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing."
James 1:2-4