Monday, September 3, 2007

Early to Rise...

Anyone who knows me knows that it is rare to see me out of bed at sunrise. I work from home, so I can wake up at 8:30 and be at my desk by 9:00. (Sometimes I'll put on my "all day clothes" during my mid-morning break about 10:30...) So when my wife asked me if we could go and see the balloons Labor Day morning, I was a bit hesitant. The alarm went off at 05:30, and I debated whether or not to get my family out of bed, or just claim that I had slept through the alarm. I had only one honest choice, so up we got and away we went.

Every Labor Day, Memorial Park hosts the Colorado Springs Balloon Classic. My wife counted almost 50 hot air balloons. It was really exciting to see the balloons up close. The kids were enthralled, and my 4 year old daughter even said that she wanted a ride! It was well worth getting out of bed, so I can now expand my (short) list of things worth waking up early for:

  • hunting

  • fishing

  • hot air balloons

  • hunting

  • umm...