This weekend is Steamboat's annual balloon rodeo where we get a mass launch of hot air balloons on both Saturday and Sunday mornings. I was too tired yesterday to get up early (you need to be a morning person to a balloonist!) but I did manage to get up in time today.
This year the balloon's have moved to a new site due to the development of the old site. It's a comfortable 30 minute walk from home so we also got our day's exercise in the process.
One of the big differences from the old site is you can get up close while the balloons are being inflated.
It's also next to a small lake, so one of the 'challenges' for the balloonists is to skim the water with the basket.