Courtyard Albuquerque Airport
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... off. Then around 7:30, things started happening and soon there were balloons popping up everywhere, even more exciting than the day before as this went far more quickly. I stayed at the other end of the field so I had a different perspective and again, took lots of photos. The field, by the way, is normally a golf course. I read somewhere that the launch area takes up enough area ...
... made it we quickly cleaned up and headed for a celebratory final dinner as the Back Road Bandits.
RECAP: As a group, we traveled from Albuquerque to Durango, CO., to Mesa Verde National Park, to the Four Corners monument, to the Grand Canyon, to Jacob Lake, UT., to Zion, Capital Reef, Bryce Canyon, and Arches, in ...
... official Junior Ranger with a patch, badge, and certificate to prove it.
We did a few other things in town, checked out the Pueblo Cultural Center and the Rio Grande Nature Center, and of course we hit a few of the city parks because that's how we keep Iris happy. But definitely one of the best parts of our time in Albuquerque was getting to hang out with some people we knew. Saturday evening we met up with a former coworker, and ...
... of us.
As one pilot approached the guide (called a zebra because of their black & white attire) directed the pilot “take it over the black truck and we’ll walk you in from there.”
The pilot responded, “I don’t want to land by the truck, take me to the other (inflated) balloon. He’ll act as my pillow.”
Enjoy the pictures but no pictures or words can replace the experience.
... and i meandered. Brad had the camera and got some great shots. He is good behind the camera! :) Then we headed to our hotel for the night and after showers and food, actually got to bed by about nine (kids a little earlier, but not sleeping until nine). Fun times so far! ...