One of the few things worth getting up at 5am for
The Colorado Balloon Classic was this morning, when dozens of hot-air balloons all ascend en masse at sunrise, from the prettiest park downtown. It was extremely cool.
I'd wanted to drag myself out of bed in the pre-dawn darkness for this the last couple of years, but never been able to actually accomplish that. It was worth it -- all those massive colorful balloons rising from the field like sleeping giants just feels a bit magical.