Yay! Tuesday Travels is up now that the Certified True Travel Diva is back from an obviously enjoyable trip to Australia. Welcome back, Janet!
This month’s theme would be about festivals. The frustrated traveler me had to ask help of Mr. Google for this. LOL. Then I came across this Balloon festival held in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
This colorful festival has been organized in 1977 but has become one of the most watched festivals in the US today. The admission is free, and is held every Labor Day weekend each year. (Source: www.balloonclassic.com, photo from google)
I love colors and enjoy sky watching– so this festival must be awesome.
I got this postcard from my good friend Janet when she was in the States a month ago.
This is what she wrote at the back:
Thinking about you from Colorado Springs– Peter and Janet
That was so sweet of her! You can visit Janet’s blog at The Travel Diva.
Just a little trivia about Colorado Springs from wikianswers.com:
- It is the tallest State,
- It is tallest only because both California and Alaska with excellent mountain ranges are cursed by the presence of so much shoreline.
- It has over 50 mountains above 14,000 feet in elevation.
- With only 12 to 18 inches of rainfall per year it has an abundance or irrigated land because of natural and manmade reservoirs that provide the irrigation water and the drinking water for Arizona and much of Southern California.
- It is divided only by artifical boundaries and bot those provided by earth’s contour, rivers and terrain.
- It is and remains beautiful.
So that’s about Colorado Springs– and I must say, I cannot help but sing, “Rocky mountains high… in Colorado. …” I used to sing that as a little girl because my dad loved country music so much! So yeah, I sang that when I received this postcard, too! Haha!