The hot air balloon light show that took my breath away

The hot air balloon light show that took my breath away

It was a hot summer night, made even hotter by the torch flames of dozens of hot air balloons that brightened the airport grounds. 

Hot air balloon pilots from all over the nation gathered together after Longview's Great Balloon Race, for the annual "Balloon Glow". I would have never known about this event had my weather partner, Sarah Fletcher, not shown me the amazing footage she snagged from the show the night before.

The event ended up being even more spectacular than I could have ever imagined! It was like a scene out of a movie. The festival, the people, the music... it was awesome. 

Everyone at the event had a great seat, because we were all allowed to scatter anywhere we wanted, under the canopy of bright balloons. Half of the time, I couldn't even believe my eyes because it was unlike anything I had ever seen before! 

Above is a video of my awesome 360 view! Below are more of the colorful sights we saw throughout the show. 

Next goal for Yr. Twenty-Three is to get inside one of those bad boys! Up, up and away...

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Pre-Balloon Glow (EB)

Pre-Balloon Glow (EB)

Yes, 

Erika