Saturday, October 01, 2005
Balloon Fiesta--Albuquerque, New Mexico
Yesterday was the first day of the Balloon Fiesta. The city is expecting approx. 700 balloons to lift off in the next 9 or 10 days and that over 1 million people will attend the various events. As we are not that people oriented I think that we will be doing our viewing from the house. This morning they had a mass ascension and we watched the balloons all take to the air, a very colorful morning. There are also evening "glow" events, fireworks, races, etc..
These photos are not very good; but hopefully will give you some idea of the color in the sky. If you click on the photos to enlarge them the balloons show up much better.