per tradition, we got up bright and early to go check out the colorado balloon festival. it's one of my favorite events that occurs here in colorado springs and always during the labor day weekend. there is the balloon take off in the mornings and the balloon glow in the evenings (which is stunningly beautiful as well but happens kind of late for us since we have a earlier bedtime for C). this was the 37th year for the festival, 12th year for me and 3rd year for channing. she has loved it every time.