Among other events of the weekend we were planning on going to the 32nd annual Balloon Classic. A yearly event where about 65 air balloons all take off near a lake together in the Springs. The event happens every morning during Labor Day weekend and in the evenings they do a balloon glow where they light up a ton of balloons on the ground.
David's boss let his office know her dad flies one of the balloons and we could meet up with them and maybe help with chasing the balloon when they were going to land. We were SO blessed by her dad Jim who actually took us up in the air!!! We were able to be with him in the balloon for about an hour, it was amazing.
Actually Jim (balloon captain!) is retired AF and flew B-66's in Vietnam. He is having a reunion with AF buddies this coming weekend and about 4 of them were in town for this event.
The funny looking balloon is actually the Noah's Ark balloon.