Balloon Fiesta

Trip Start Mar 04, 2005
Trip End Dec 31, 2014

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Flag of United States  , New Mexico
Sunday, October 9, 2011

What an amazing time we have had here at the 40th annual Balloon Fiesta. The event officially kicked off on 10/01 with a record setting launch of 325 balloons in just under an hour.  The activities continued throughout the week with the B.A.C. rally kicking off on 10/04. 

We would have a few days of inclement weather including heavy rain and high winds.  Because of this a few of the planned events - both rally related events & Balloon Fiesta events -  were cancelled.  People were starting to get a bit discouraged but all would become right again when the weather cleared up. 

We managed to witness a few more mass ascensions along with night glows and some truly spectacular fireworks.  By the time the event was over everyone was once again in good spirits!  This is truly a unique event and one that we would encourage everyone to attend, be it for a day, a week or the entire 10 days.  We enjoyed ourselves so much that we have signed on to co-host again in two years!! 
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Jerry & Kathy on

Great photos guys! Thanks for keeping the dream alive for the rest of us!

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