Crews keep balloons in check during Magic City Hot Air Balloon Rally.
THESE HOT AIR BALLOONS glowed in a park just off I-90 in Billings, Montana, lighting up the dusk as burners flared, and drawing my attention away from keeping my car on the road.
Luckily, I had my camera with me.
Billings has some of the most favorable conditions in the state for hot air ballooning with its cool nighttime temperatures, and high number of rain-free days. The Rally, which is in its 15th year, takes place near the end of July. The best time to see the balloons is during the early morning take-offs or at sunset.
About this author:
Eric Warren has an unhealthy love of all types of transportation, and is addicted to long stretches of open road.