Very early in the morning on Mother's Day each year a dozen giant balloons launch into the sky. This annual Balloon Stampede is one of my favorite spring events so I was super disappointed when I woke up at 4 a.m. Sunday morning with a headache so bad I thought I was going to throw up. By the time I was able to drag myself out of bed two and a half hours later the early morning launch was over.
We chased a few balloons out of town and managed to capture a few pictures before my unwieldy camera battery died.
The launch really is the best part. Here are a couple of pictures from two years ago.