East Texas Balloon Race
Each July the city of Longview has an annual balloon race,more info can be found here, in balloon circles it is a big event. I’ve gone a couple of times but the temperatures can be miserable. It’s not uncommon for East Texas to be over 100 degrees as the sun goes down in July. In 2011 we had over 79 straight days over 100. But if you can stay hydrated till just after dark the balloon glow is a color overload.