hot air balloons! as my friend sarah put it, there is something magical about them.
oh. my. goodness.
this morning i got up entirely too soon after going to bed (3am ish), threw clothes on, and went to pick up a couple of friends who agreed to accompany me on this crazy adventure. we drove for a little over an hour and ended up at the 2008 adirondack balloon festival. it was absolutely worth the effort. no, we didn't take a ride in any of them- but just being there at sunrise, watching the colors and shapes hang suspended in the air so beautifully was a sight to see.
some days, it's the most random and unexpected things that can make you feel most alive.