The early morning awakens to the magic of 29 colorful hot air balloons
My husband and I rolled out of bed at 4:30 am this morning for a very good reason indeed! We were determined to watch the sunrise lift off of 29 hot air balloons in Norton Park. With our golden doodle, Oscar in tow, we drove into the parking lot and headed to the dewy fields. I had envisioned all of the balloons already in their glory with bright colors creating an early morning glow. Much to my surprise, there were only a fewtrucks with their balloon trailers. My first thought was, “why did we get up so early?”. I could feel irritation begin to bubble up within me as I noticed how chilly the fresh morning air was on my face and hands. I readjusted my mindset and within 30 minutes the field was transformed by busy teams setting up their balloons. As the air began to fill into many of the balloons at the same time, the field was awash in stripped colors of yellow, purple, blue and green. I will post some pictures on our Mindful Moments. One by one, lift off took place. A moment of applause resounded as each balloon made its way up into the sky. It was truly a magical experience. I am so glad I got up and stayed once we arrived. Life is worth the effort. What new experiences are on the horizon for you?