Well, after a cancelled Saturday morning launch and a delayed Sunday morning launch, near 100 hot air balloons lifted off into the beautiful Colorado sky on Monday morning! It was really spectacular – the weather was great; you really didn’t even need a jacket.
In case you thought it was just a marketing gimmick, yes, there really is a RE/MAX hot air balloon! It was really fun to be on the field watching the balloon teams unwrap, spread out, inflate, and close up the balloons. Just take one peek inside a balloon while it’s still being aired up to get a sense of just how big they are.
If you haven’t ever been to the hot air balloon festival, mark your calendars for Labor Day 2010! We are not normally early risers, but it was worth getting up at 6 AM on a holiday to go see the balloon launch.