We got up early again today to see Dawn Patrol, but after sitting in traffic for an hour and getting nowhere near the balloon field, we gave up, went back to the hotel and back to bed. Turned out to be a good decision - within 20 minutes of our giving up, officials said all parking was full and started turning people away. Lesson learned; next time we'll, A) go on a weekday when it's less crowded, and B) use the park and ride buses!
The rest of the day was more fun.
Then we hopped on the park-and-ride bus (lesson learned!) and headed back early (more lessons learned!) to the balloon field for the evening glow and fireworks.
staked out a place on the grass,
We thought the fireworks would be canceled too, but they went ahead as planned.
Tomorrow - petroglyphs!