Woke at 5 am to make it to the Quechee Green Park by school bus to catch the morning balloon ascend at the 40th Quechee Balloon Festival in Vermont. An incredible sight. We arrived yesterday in hopes to see the balloons take off and glow last night, but the weather did not cooperate. It made up for it this morning, as the sun rose and some clouds rolled in, 20+ balloons took off all around us. It was hard to take photos; you just wanted to watch, very surreal, the quiet crowd only disturbed by the flames as they rose from feet away from you.