Sunday, October 3, 2010

Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta

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We are parked for 9 days in a dirt lot with thousands of other RV’s, almost 30 of them other Lazy Daze owners. Not much of a campground but we are right across from the launch field, so the past two mornings during the Mass Ascension, all the balloons come right over us. It is really an amazing sight to watch! We’ve taken way too many pictures, and even Jim got up before 7 yesterday to watch. He mostly stayed on the roof of the rig to get even closer. I woke up before six yesterday so decided to get up and walk over to the launch field, about a mile away. I was astonished at the number of people out and about at that time of morning. They allow you to walk right out where the balloons launch, and it was interesting to observe them getting set up to take off.

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We really liked the special shapes balloons, and there will be one morning and two evening events with the special shapes exclusively. We are supposed to crew on October 7th, and this is the balloon we will be helping with. It is some kind of German apple wine. By the way, if you sign up to crew, you receive a pass for free admission to all the events. Not a bad deal, since it’s $6 a day to get into the park.

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Here are some of the better photos so far.

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I thought this one was going to land on our roof.

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We wondered about this dead cat, and then today we saw their truck, which explained it all.

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More special shapes.

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Not sure this bee went down where they planned.

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I’m sure we’ll have lots more photos as the week goes on!

1 comment:

  1. Great Pictures. Looks like a lot of fun.

    Stay Safe

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