when someone says they had a long day it’s usually used in a negative context. yesterday was in fact a very long day but an amazing day as well. madison and i woke up at 6:00 to take pictures with the sunrise and then had breakfast. we were out of the hotel by 7:30 to watch the hot air balloons launch. we got to the huge field and we were told the festival was cancelled because of fires and strong winds. we were so disappointed but decided to make the most out of the time we had. we drove up to the top of empire pass and enjoyed the beautiful mountain views and crisp morning weather. later in the day we went for a hike to lake mary in brighton. it was definitely worth it, the view of the lake in the middle of the mountains was spectacular. when we got home, madison and i went to the spa, used the steam room, and did some face masks before it was time to go to dinner. all in all it was a great day but by the end of it we were more than ready to get to sleep.