When the sun finally rose over the Boise foothills, shining it's first rays on beautiful Ann Morrison Park in downtown Boise, it revealed more than 40 hot air balloons preparing for take-off and thousands of excited youth ready to ride.

Today, Wednesday August 28, was CapEd Kids Day of The Spirit of Boise Balloon Classic. The CapEd 'Read to Rise' balloon was at the heart of the early morning festivities.

Children lined up to go on tethered rides on their favorite hot air balloon. Each

CBS Channel 2 was on-site broadcasting all morning,

Spirit of Boise Balloon Classic will be taking place all week with Media Day Tomorrow, flights on Friday and the world famous Nite Glow night flight taking place Friday evening.

You can visit SpiritofBoise.com for more details, maps and times related to this special event.

CapEd Kids Day