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Wednesday, February 18, 2009

~~~Outdoor Wednesday~~~

Susan at A Southern Daydreamer is the host of "Outdoor Wednesday". If you are interested in this event....link on the logo picture....and learn about what it is all about. Join the fun.....and visit Susan and all the participants who are sharing "Outdoor Wednesday". Thank you Susan!

Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta

The Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta in New Mexico is the world’s largest hot air balloon festival which takes place each October. We went there in 2004 and parked where the balloons floated directly above our coaches. While there you’ll see more than 700 balloons in the sky at a time in many shapes & sizes as the skies becomes dotted with brilliantly colored balloons. There are many events you can attend at the festival such as morning glow (when the balloons prepare for a early morning ascension), the gas balloons, Special Shapes mass lift, going up in a balloon when they all take off or just sitting in your lawn chair and enjoying the skies filled with beautiful colors.... Here are just a few of the many photos I took while we attended this fantastic event. I hope you enjoy them...


If you have never been to Alburquerque for the Balloon Festival you should try to attend it just once. It is one of the most magnificient times you will have.

Until Later

Hugs And Kisses
Hot Air Balloon

34 comments:

April said...

Happy Outdoor Wednesday! I love your pictures of all the different balloons...so COOL! :)

tardevil said...

I LOVE those pictures. My daughter would so love to go to that! Thanks for coming by to sing to me. I'm even more impressed that you added the notes! You are so sweet! Happy birthday to you too...I see you're an Aquarius! :O)

Tealady said...

Wow, what an amazing balloon festival. We've been to one in Colorado Springs but heard there that the one in NM is the granddaddy of them all. Thanks for sharing.

All the best, Lana

Susan said...

Welcome to Outdoor Wednesday Donna

Love ll the balloons...looks like a great time

Thanks for sharing your photos.

Susan

once in a blue moon... said...

i have been a few times and LOVE this, talk about feeling light as air when you are there! great shots, just brings the kid out of you doesn't it~

Chris said...

I'm so happy you decided to join this,I know this is something I can do every week, every day if I had too.LOL. When you have traveled as much as we have around the country,there are so many beautiful sights to see. Norm will never forget going up in the hot air balloon. Someday, I'll post some of my photos when they were about 15' over the RV. :) It was a fun time when we were all there. I'll never forget it.

Love Ya,
Chris

Smilingsal said...

I'd love to see this in person. Thanks for sharing.

Stacey said...

What a fun and colorful post. I would love to attend that festival sometime. I'd really like to ride in one. :)

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

What great fun! Those photos are spectacular - they could be an ad for the festival. I love that one that looks like a stage coach. I've never seen any like these. Thank you for sharing. laurie

The Quintessential Magpie said...

This has got to be today's coolest post! LOOK at those balloons! They are just wonderful! Thanks so much for sharing your pictures of this fun event. I can't get over how cute some of those balloons are!

Happy OW!

XO,

Sheila :-)

~Mary said...

OMG! This is SO cool!!
When i lived in Cali, I use to love the early morning balloon's I'd see! This is so cool!

Raggedy Girl said...

How pretty and what a fun trip that would be.

Roberta Anne

Sweetie said...

Wow! The balloon festival is awesome. My husband always wanted to visit New Mexico but that was a place we never visited. I love your photos. It looked like it was great fun.
Sweetie

Ginger said...

Donna you always have the best outdoor pictures!!!!

sue said...

wow wow wow Donna, what gorgeous pictures of this festival!! I see it featured on QVC when Carolyn Pollack has her Southwestern jewelry shows from there! Loved this post! xoxo

david mcmahon said...

Great shots. I've read so much about this festival and I would love to be there one year with my cameras!

♥ Kathy said...

OMG THOSE ARE AWESOME! I especially like the barn with the animals heads sticking out :D

mbkatc230 said...

Amazing photos. So colorful, I'm sure you had a smile on your face the entire time! Kathy

Vintage To Chic said...

Donna, the baloons are awesome, I am sure you had a wonderful trip. Can you tell me how you get the pictures beside each other.
Hugs,
Judy

Kristens Creations said...

Hi Donna, Wow! I love your pics. I've always wanted to go up in a hot air balloon (away from trees and powerlines,lol) I rarely see one here in VB, but when I do I get so excited. That must have been amazing! Kristen

Vintage To Chic said...

donna, I signed your guest book but didn't put my state in and can't figure out how to change it. the state should be West Virginia, can you fix it.
Judy

JyLnC said...

Wow - I've heard about this festival. Very cool. I think they have one in Wisconsin, too. I love all of the character balloons!

Hootin' Anni said...

Fabulous photos. I went there just once. I really like the stagecoach and the pair of bees.

Happy Thursday.

April said...

Hey there!
I stopped by to sign your guestbook, but I couldn't find it...SORRY 'bout that!

Bo said...

Hi Donna...just now getting by for a visit & what a goody! I always wanted to go to this...you got some fabulous photos! It's amazing seeing all of the different shapes.
;-) Bo

Jerry and Suzy said...

Hi, friend! We've been BUSYBUSYBUSY recently and haven't taken the time to visit with all our blog friends. Thanks for the info on the Albuquerque Balloon Festival. We have been to others but not to this granddaddy of them all.

Thanks also for following our blog! You are one of the faithful ones!

Baba's Blog .. Babies Are Special said...

Hi Donna, I would love to go see all of the hot air balloons... what a great shot of the different kinds..I would also love to take a ride in one someday...

Thanks for wishing my granddaughter Emma a happy birthday today.
Hugs, Baba

Shelia said...

Oh hi, Donna! We've been to the balloon festival there. We used to live in Roswell and lived there 10years and went! It looked just like this! Oh, sweet memories!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia;)

Justine/Justiney/Tiney said...

Fantastic pictures, Donna! I have a friend who lives in NM and has been to the festival many times. I'm jealous!

Justine :o )

Sandy Toes said...

OH my goodness..those balloons are so great and creative. I love all the colors especially the barn one...what a fun day!
-sandy toe

Dawnie said...

unbelieveable beautiful! I used to go to Wisconsin Dells Balloon Rally in June and that was good but nothing like this. They dont do it anymore.

I've always been fascianted by these--they are so pretty when they are just off floating.

Jill said...

Wow! These were some great pictures. I can just imagine the looks on kids face when they see all these balloons go up!

nikkicrumpet said...

I've always been fascinated by hot air balloons...that is somewhere I've ALWAYS wanted to go! I bet it was the coolest thing ever! Thanks for sharing the pictures with us...it may be the closest look I ever get!

Terrie's Lil' Piece of Serenity said...

Donna, I have always wanted to see this balloon festival. Maybe someday. I wanted to stop in Old Town. But, I couldn't talk my dh into it. I haven't even been to Old Town for years. How was it? I assume you were there.
Hugs, Terrie

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