One of the many reasons I love summer in Bend! We seem to kick it off every year with the Balloons Over Bend. It's an early early morning, getting the kids up at5 and leaving the house by 5:30 for set up at 6 and launch at 6:30. But it is so worth getting up that early and even for the kids, they enjoy being right now there close enough to touch it all if they want. This year was beautiful! Sun was shining and clear blue sky's! After watching them go up up and away we headed to breakfast. A great way to start the summer off.