On the morning of the 4th we went to see the hot air balloons at 6am! I've lived here for 5 years now but this was my first time to actually get myself out of bed to go. It was worth it. They played patriotic music and it felt good to be out with the community celebrating our nation's existence and freedom.
balloons being aired up
and they're off!
besides all the patriotic fun, it was also beautiful to see a little bit of the sunrise that morning :)