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The Hot Air Balloon Rodeo and Art in the Park weekend is one of the most colorful weekends in Colorado. Get to the launch grounds early to see the balloons inflate. The rodeo portion of the event consists of dipping the balloon baskets into Bald Eagle Lake, and since balloon pilots can be pretty competitive, you’re guaranteed a good show.

Jul. 14, 2018 6:00 a.m.
Jul. 15, 2018 10:00 a.m.
Bald Eagle Lake
35565 South Highway 40
Steamboat Springs, CO 80477

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  58 comments for “Wordless Wednesday

  1. MNL
    July 11, 2018 12:12 am at 12:12 am

    Those balloons are gorgeous. I wonder where they’re going to go

    • Comedy Plus
      July 11, 2018 1:43 pm at 1:43 pm

      i don’t know but I’d love to be there to watch them. Beautiful colors. πŸ™‚

  2. July 11, 2018 12:30 am at 12:30 am

    Very colourful balloons,Sandee. They fly over our house every weekend, so COOL! Wait… let me insert the linky if you like to see the environment. h t t p s : / / w w w . bb-ballooning . nl / fotogallerij
    Pawkisses for a Happy Wednesday πŸ™‚ β™₯

    • Comedy Plus
      July 11, 2018 1:45 pm at 1:45 pm

      Wow I enjoyed the slideshow. I loved all the boats too. What views. πŸ™‚

  3. July 11, 2018 2:14 am at 2:14 am

    Love the picture of the hot air balloons. They do some kind of event not far from here every year. I’ve seen the balloons in the sky but have never gone to check everything out

    • Comedy Plus
      July 11, 2018 1:46 pm at 1:46 pm

      I think I’d be scared to get into one for a ride, but they are fun to watch from the ground. πŸ™‚

  4. July 11, 2018 3:58 am at 3:58 am

    That looks like such fun! So colorful. I’d love to go on a hot air balloon ride one day.

    • Comedy Plus
      July 11, 2018 1:46 pm at 1:46 pm

      You are braver than me. Much braver. πŸ™‚

  5. July 11, 2018 4:42 am at 4:42 am

    Those balloons are really pretty. We saw some of those in Charleston a long time ago. Bet it is fun to ride around in them. Sandee, you and Zane have a great day.

    • Comedy Plus
      July 11, 2018 1:47 pm at 1:47 pm

      Hubby and I don’t care for heights, so I’ll pass on taking a ride in one. πŸ™‚

  6. July 11, 2018 4:53 am at 4:53 am

    Boy are those pretty, we used to like watching them when we had a balloon festival here!

    • Comedy Plus
      July 11, 2018 1:47 pm at 1:47 pm

      I’d love to sit and watch them. They are beautiful. πŸ™‚

  7. July 11, 2018 5:32 am at 5:32 am

    Very colourful

    • Comedy Plus
      July 11, 2018 1:48 pm at 1:48 pm

      Yes they are, Marie Celine. πŸ™‚

  8. 15andmeowing
    July 11, 2018 5:47 am at 5:47 am

    A hot air balloon ride would be fun. Have a great day!

    • Comedy Plus
      July 11, 2018 1:48 pm at 1:48 pm

      I bet it would be pretty pricey to get a ride in one. You have a great day too. πŸ™‚

  9. July 11, 2018 6:01 am at 6:01 am

    Love the cheerful colors … were they getting ready for a race or something?

    • Comedy Plus
      July 11, 2018 1:58 pm at 1:58 pm

      Yes they are. Apparently they do this every year. πŸ™‚

      • July 11, 2018 2:17 pm at 2:17 pm

        I’ve heard of this, but never seen where the race began – always saw the balloons over desert, not green.

  10. July 11, 2018 6:04 am at 6:04 am

    I would love to attend a balloon festival. The photo opportunities seem endless.

    • Comedy Plus
      July 11, 2018 1:59 pm at 1:59 pm

      And you’re a great photographer. I’ll bet you would get some amazing shots. πŸ™‚

  11. July 11, 2018 6:10 am at 6:10 am

    Breath taking photo! I’ve never been up in a hot air balloon….have you? Cheers and hugs!

    • Comedy Plus
      July 11, 2018 2:00 pm at 2:00 pm

      No, I’ve never been up in one. I would have in my younger years, but not anymore. πŸ™‚

  12. July 11, 2018 7:12 am at 7:12 am

    Beautiful. A nearby town had a balloon festival last weekend. Our dad took lots of photos. Some will show up on our blog for Sparks in the upcoming weeks. Thanks for sharing this stunning photo. XOCK, angel Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, angel Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth, Calista Jo, Cooper Murphy and Sawyer

    • Comedy Plus
      July 11, 2018 2:01 pm at 2:01 pm

      I’m looking forward to seeing your upcoming Sparks. I got the socks today. They are pawsome. πŸ™‚

  13. July 11, 2018 7:22 am at 7:22 am

    We have a million of those things here and sometimes they crash and burn.

    • Comedy Plus
      July 11, 2018 2:02 pm at 2:02 pm

      Do you help them crash and burn, Kismet? πŸ™‚

  14. July 11, 2018 7:38 am at 7:38 am

    The balloons are so colourful! I don’t think I want to ride in one!

    • Comedy Plus
      July 11, 2018 2:10 pm at 2:10 pm

      I don’t want to ride in one either. Too old. πŸ™‚

  15. July 11, 2018 8:13 am at 8:13 am

    The year the Winter Olympics were in Calgary, the company I worked for took everyone up for a balloon ride! There were over 30 balloons of various shapes drifting over downtown Calgary! Riding in a balloon is unforgettable! Unfortunately it was pre-cell phone and video camera (everything was still on film). But I still have the memories!
    Love Barb

    • Comedy Plus
      July 11, 2018 2:40 pm at 2:40 pm

      What a wonderful memory, Barb. When I was young I would have done this, but I just can’t do heights anymore. Love you back. Scritches to Marv. πŸ™‚

  16. July 11, 2018 8:24 am at 8:24 am

    i would love to see that in person! gorgeous

    • Comedy Plus
      July 11, 2018 2:48 pm at 2:48 pm

      I would too. I’m going to see if there is something similar in my area. πŸ™‚

  17. July 11, 2018 8:26 am at 8:26 am

    That looks refreshing, Sandee πŸ™‚

    Have a great day!

  18. July 11, 2018 8:33 am at 8:33 am

    What a colorful and beautiful reflection shot of the Air Balloons!

    Happy Day to you,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

    • Comedy Plus
      July 11, 2018 2:04 pm at 2:04 pm

      They are indeed beautiful reflection shots. Happy day to you and Zoe. πŸ™‚

  19. July 11, 2018 8:55 am at 8:55 am

    What a lovely image! Those balloons are really pretty!

    • Comedy Plus
      July 11, 2018 2:29 pm at 2:29 pm

      They sure are, Veronica. I wish I was closer because I’d go see this. πŸ™‚

  20. July 11, 2018 9:25 am at 9:25 am

    I’d like to see that one of these days. I knew about the one in New Mexico! πŸ™‚

    • Comedy Plus
      July 11, 2018 2:49 pm at 2:49 pm

      Me too. It looks like a wonderful way to spend the day. πŸ™‚

  21. July 11, 2018 9:56 am at 9:56 am

    Beautiful Picture. Just did mine. My link is in.

    • Comedy Plus
      July 11, 2018 2:49 pm at 2:49 pm

      Thanks for linking up today7, Crystal. πŸ™‚

  22. July 11, 2018 1:17 pm at 1:17 pm

    What a colourful photo I haven’t heard of a hot air balloon rodeo before πŸ™‚

    Have a poptastic WWS

    PS: Sorry Sandee i was late today πŸ™

    • Comedy Plus
      July 11, 2018 2:50 pm at 2:50 pm

      It probably smells much better than the regular rodeo. Have a poptastic WW too, Steve. πŸ™‚

  23. July 11, 2018 5:01 pm at 5:01 pm

    We sometimes get a balloon in the field across the street β€” it’s apparently a great place for them to practice liftoffs and landings.

    • Comedy Plus
      July 12, 2018 6:42 am at 6:42 am

      I would love to see that up close. I really would. πŸ™‚

  24. Rosey
    July 11, 2018 5:07 pm at 5:07 pm

    They used to come to town once a year when I lived in Michigan. I loved to see them every single time.

    • Comedy Plus
      July 12, 2018 6:42 am at 6:42 am

      That seems such a long time ago…Michigan that is. πŸ™‚

  25. July 11, 2018 5:47 pm at 5:47 pm

    Those colorful balloons always make such beautiful pictures.

  26. July 12, 2018 5:04 am at 5:04 am

    Beautiful pic. Thanks for hosting and I hope that you have a wonderful week.

    • Comedy Plus
      July 12, 2018 6:43 am at 6:43 am

      Thank you on both counts. You have a wonderful week too. πŸ™‚

  27. July 12, 2018 7:53 am at 7:53 am

    Wow, the balloons are so colorful. There is a hot air balloon annual event in Helen, GA. They just held their 45th annual race. Helen, Ga is a mountain town in northeast Georgia known for its Bavarian style buildings. It’s very quaint and charming.

    • Comedy Plus
      July 12, 2018 10:39 am at 10:39 am

      I would love to visit there then. Quaint and charming is a great thing. πŸ™‚

      • July 13, 2018 8:16 am at 8:16 am

        It’s a unique and beautiful city. It’s on the Chattahoochee River.

  28. July 12, 2018 8:09 am at 8:09 am

    Wow, such a festival mood out there with these colourful hot balloons! The image is a treat to sight

    • Comedy Plus
      July 12, 2018 10:40 am at 10:40 am

      They are indeed most colorful, Jeevan. πŸ™‚

  29. Jen
    July 13, 2018 7:11 am at 7:11 am

    I have been to one of these in New Mexico it was fantastic!!!

    • Comedy Plus
      July 13, 2018 3:37 pm at 3:37 pm

      I’ve never been to one and need to. So beautiful. πŸ™‚

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