Waking up at 3 am was not fun, but our trip was unforgettable. We, again, sat on the second floor of the Balloon museum, overlooking the entire field. Our vantage point was absolutely the best, barring actually being on the field. We also had a good breakfast, accompanied by lots of coffee and even hot chocolate.
We started out with sweaters and jackets - temps were in. the low 50s. But the cold was forgotten as soon as the balloons started inflating.
I've wanted to see the Balloon Fiesta for many years, and this morning didn't disappoint. Watching hundreds of balloons inflate, glow and take to the air was nothing less than a sight I'll never forget. Next year, Dave has to come with me!