Dawn Patrol

Teasers 001, originally uploaded by Kari_Marie.

I randomly decided this past week to take a road trip to Reno for the Reno Balloon Races–I’ve always liked hot air balloons (part of my ongoing fascination with transportation, I guess) and I thought it’d be neat to see.

Anyway, I had to post just one picture while I’m working on processing the rest of the pictures from this morning. This was part of the Dawn Patrol, a group of balloons that ascend before dawn and fire their burners all at once so that they’re all lit up against a slowly lightening sky. It’s absolutely gorgeous… I just can’t get over how amazing the whole morning was. If you ever get a chance to go see something like this, DO IT.