We got up at 3 AM today so we could attend the Labor Day Lift Off of 2016 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. They announced that they had over 60 balloons in attendance. And there must’ve been close to 50,000 people here also. It was very enjoyable and Marilyn even got to share with one of her friends back in Missouri via FaceTime.
While there may have been Roadtreks in some of the other parking lots ours had a front row seat!
This is the lead balloon which will be chased by the other balloons. It is the red one and it will drop a target somewhere along its path, then those chasing it will try to hit the target with their markers.
Here you can see some of the chase balloons being inflated and a small portion of the many, many people in attendance.
Being here and able to get the parking spot that we did made it a lot of fun. We were able to relax in our Roadtrek and get out when we wanted to do so. Colorado Springs has been the location of this event for 40 years. Well worth the effort to attend!
Larry or Marilyn Daniel
2016 210 Popular Roadtrek
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Thank you Larry for rising early and sharing this beautiful balloon festival. The panorama was especially cool!