Category: Balloons

Balloon Fiesta

The Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta is going to be here before we know it.  This year it runs from October 7th to October 15th.  Two of my favorite events are the Special Shape Glowdeo and the Special Shapes Mass Ascension.  Here’s this years calendar of events

Balloon Fiesta is one of my favorite happenings in Albuquerque.  While it is a whole lot of fun to go down to Balloon Fiesta Park and see the mass ascensions ( 100’s of balloons all going up at once) you can actually see the balloons from all over the city.  Hundreds of hot air balloons flying all at once is an amazing sight.  

Flying High

Flying HighThere were some hot air balloons up today which is really unusual for the middle of December.  There was no wind to speak of though so the balloons were pretty stationary in the air.  They just sort of went up and down like a yo-yos.  It was pretty chilly on the ground though, so it must have been really cold up there.

Scenic Pottery

Scenic Pottery

I also took this photo at the Anderson Abruzzo International Balloon Museum. There are 4 sides to this art piece, each depicting a different southwest scene. However, I can’t find any information about it. Like who the artist is and what they were trying to accomplish with this piece. It’s actually quite beautiful.

And another camera shy selfie to compliment our April 1st Theme Day.