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Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta

Today starts the beginning of the annual Balloon Fiesta in Albuquerque, New Mexico.  If you’ve never been then you definitely should put it on your list of things to see.  Last year this time I was anxiously getting ready to … Continue reading

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Special Shapes Night Glowdeo

Glowdeo, cute term huh?  The special shape balloons take on a different persona when they are tethered and their pilots set the burners to going to make them glow in the night.  The night glows are very popular but it … Continue reading

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So many balloons…So many special shapes

Let me introduce you to Scorch, Cosmos 1, Fire hydrant, Basketball, Betty Jean Butterfly and some of the rest of the gang.  While I don’t recall Scorch having any counterparts, Cosmos 1 was in a row between the earth and … Continue reading

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Special Shapes for the Birds

While all of the balloons are beautiful to see, I am personally fond of the special shapes ones.  Before attending this event I think I had seen maybe one or two special shape balloons ever, so when I saw the … Continue reading

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The Next Balloons Up

Slowly, after the light gets better and the dawn patrol has gone, the other balloons get rolled out by their crews and await their turn to inflate and launch.  The first balloons up after the dawn patrol are the ones … Continue reading

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Before Dawn at the Balloon Fiesta

A lot of things are going on before the first balloon even inflates and definitely before dawn at the balloon fiesta.  The pilots have a meeting to find out what the weather and wind conditions will be like and if … Continue reading

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It’s October 31st

Happy Halloween courtesy of some balloons from the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta – BOO!  

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Sunny Singing

Just a few songs about the sun from Sunny Boy aka Festus here from Tennessee: Here Comes the Sun – I’ll Follow the Sun – You are the Sunshine of my Life – House of the Rising Sun – Sunshine … Continue reading

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After the Flight

As we returned to the launch field after our flight in the Nelly-B, driving through town I was able to see balloons still in the air as well as some that had landed.  The sky was magical with all of … Continue reading

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Where’s……

DH and Tim?  I forgot to mention yesterday that in one of the photos if you’re really really good you can find DH and my friend Tim from Off Center & Not Even in the crowd snapping away as I … Continue reading

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