The Next Balloons Up

Slowly, after the light gets better and the dawn patrol has gone, the other balloons get rolled out by their crews and await their turn to inflate and launch.  The first balloons up after the dawn patrol are the ones that are there to give rides to those who have paid for a ride.  There is an entire row of these as you can see in the first photo.  A different balloon is chosen each day that rises carrying the American flag as the national anthem is played and then bit by bit the mass ascension  begins as the sun works its way over the mountains.

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15 Responses to The Next Balloons Up

  1. Timothy Price says:

    Up up and a away in my…

  2. Great photos! I can imagine this was so cool to see in person! 🙂

  3. Wonderful images. It does look very crowded.

  4. What is the collective noun for a gathering of hot air balloons?

  5. ChgoJohn says:

    Hard to believe these are actual photos, Teri. They seem like something Pixar may have dreamt up.

  6. Pit says:

    Unfortunately, we were too lazy to get out of bed early enough to see that.

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