Tag Archives: hot air balloons

Throwback Thursday – Balloon Fiesta 2016

It wasn’t until I attended this event that I saw some of the most amazing shaped balloons I have ever seen.  It’s amazing how they come up with these creations and even more amazing how well they can fly. I … Continue reading

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Roll ’em out, fire ’em up and go!

On my first day at the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta 2016 I signed up for a balloon ride in the media tent thanks to the urging of my two companions.  After the initial panic, I was grateful to those two guys … Continue reading

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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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