Balloons

Things that don't fit anywhere else...

Balloons

Postby MtnDon » Thu Oct 22, 2015 4:23 pm

The ABQ Balloon Fiesta was Oct 3 - 11 , so I am a little slow with posting this. My sister and BIL timed a road trip from Canada to join us. We all did the morning mass ascension of the Special Shapes. About 150 special shaped balloons this year with about 500 total, IIRC. Some examples.......

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Fall is a great time to visit ABQ. The weather co-operated nicely this year.
Our 6x12 deep vee nose cargo trailer camper conversion... viewtopic.php?f=42&t=58336

We have a small off grid cabin we built ourselves in the NM mountains; small PV solar system; 624 watts PV, Outback CC & inverter/charger ... http://countryplans.com/smf/index.php?topic=2335.0
User avatar
MtnDon
1000 Club
1000 Club
 
Posts: 1939
Images: 6
Joined: Sun Aug 19, 2012 10:57 pm
Location: New Mexico

Re: Balloons

Postby S. Heisley » Thu Oct 22, 2015 6:48 pm

I've heard that the ABQ balloon festival is absolutely awesome. They also do a traditional "balloon dip" where they dip down into the Rio Grande. All would be a treat to see and I've further read that the best time to visit New Mexico is in October because of the balloon festival and also because the weather is usually best then.

Perhaps, someday, you and your fellow NM trailer friends could sponsor a gathering...?

Thanks, Don, for sharing the pictures. They are fun to see! :thumbsup:
User avatar
S. Heisley
Super Lifetime Member
 
Posts: 8079
Images: 488
Joined: Mon Sep 17, 2007 10:02 am
Location: No. California

Re: Balloons

Postby Woodbutcher » Thu Oct 22, 2015 8:20 pm

Thanks for the post Don......This is on my bucket list. Once I quit working I'll hit this.
User avatar
Woodbutcher
Platinum Donating Member
 
Posts: 3853
Images: 45
Joined: Fri Mar 10, 2006 10:01 pm
Location: Chicago Suburbs
Top

Re: Balloons

Postby rebapuck » Fri Oct 23, 2015 9:12 pm

First thing I thought of, when seeing the photo, is that scene in Harry Potter when the aunt swells up and flies off.
Judy
1966 VW camper
1967 VW singlecab
Image
User avatar
rebapuck
.
 
Posts: 2217
Images: 1
Joined: Thu May 14, 2009 1:55 pm
Location: Chapel Hill NC
Top

Re: Balloons

Postby angib » Sat Oct 24, 2015 6:30 am

So, pigs may fly, eh?
User avatar
angib
5000 Club
5000 Club
 
Posts: 5783
Images: 231
Joined: Fri Apr 30, 2004 2:04 pm
Location: (Olde) England
Top

Re: Balloons

Postby MtnDon » Sat Oct 24, 2015 9:00 am

Image
Our 6x12 deep vee nose cargo trailer camper conversion... viewtopic.php?f=42&t=58336

We have a small off grid cabin we built ourselves in the NM mountains; small PV solar system; 624 watts PV, Outback CC & inverter/charger ... http://countryplans.com/smf/index.php?topic=2335.0
User avatar
MtnDon
1000 Club
1000 Club
 
Posts: 1939
Images: 6
Joined: Sun Aug 19, 2012 10:57 pm
Location: New Mexico
Top


Return to Off Topic

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Fenlason and 2 guests