Up, up and away... I was up early yesterday and off again just after 5 AM. This time I was 'flying' solo to the Great Falls Balloon Festival on Lincoln Street in Lewiston, Maine, about 45 minutes away from home. Got there just after 6 AM and by 7:15 all the balloons had flown. There were about 20 all in all, this first morning of the Fest. Weather permitting, the balloons go up at 6AM and 6PM each day. I had seen one or two go up in a nearby playground about ten years back, and there was the time back about 20 years or so that one or two would wake us up each Sunday morning, as they barely cleared our rooftop. We'd wave back and forth, as they showed us their champagne bottle they were making their way through, even at this early hour. Enjoy a few shots!