As I climbed our motorhome ladder with my camera gear strapped to my back in the dark early hours, my heart was pounding with excitement. This was the first time we were going to witness this magical moment. When the sun crested the mountains and the first light shone through the valley, the balloons rose and caught the wind. Hundreds majestic balloons quietly passed by us.
For hours we were perched on the roof of our motorhome watching the stream of hot air balloons float by us.
Later in the day, we used the Park & Ride bus transport down to the field to view the balloons in all their grandeur during the Twilight Glow.
In the early morning hours, we made our way through the crowd to witness the second launch of the fiesta. As the balloons were filled, it seemed like they were coming to life. Each with their own personalities gracefully rising above the cheering crowd to join others in the sky.
Mike & Kat
Kat left teaching after 18 years to travel throughout the USA with her husband, Mike, who is an engineer for a Power generation company.