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Balloon Fiesta

We went to the to the Balloon Fiesta in Albuquerque for the “glowdeo” on Thursday night but it was canceled because of high wind.  Click here to see some pictures from three years ago when I went with Gene B.  The next day we shopped and sent postcards and went to dinner with our friends the Blachers.  It looked like we weren’t going to see any balloons.

On Saturday morning I opened the curtains of our hotel room and there were about a hundred balloons drifting by.  I took a few pictures:

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A floating urn

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An air cat.

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Our first look

It is a remarkable folk festival.  Like the Rose Parade in the air or the running of the bulls in Pamplona.  I’m looking forward to meeting some of the balloonist someday and trying to figure out why they chose this pursuit rather than cars or horses or hiking.

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