Spirits Rising

October 8, 2008

As you may know the weather has not been perfect for the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta.  This morning, however, was splendid.  Of course, I had a meeting last night, so was “forced” to watch the CNN rerun of the debate — that lasted until after midnight.  I was in no shape to be at Balloon Fiesta Park at 6:30 this morning.  So, I borrowed this photo from the field cam (link on my blogroll).  Aren’t they splendid?


The tables and chairs in the foreground are in the “Gondola Club”.  It’s a field-side restaurant/buffet.  There is nothing better than sitting out there with a warm cup of coffee or hot chocolate to watch the balloons go up.

  1. Holy moley that’s a lot of balloons!

  2. Louise says:

    Love your SWF above!

    As to Balloon Fiesta, I left town, so the weather should be guaranteed splendid. I’ve lived there for 7 balloon fiestas, but I often leave town at this time of year for obligations in my home state of Missouri. When I am there (like the first weekend–we wanted to go Sunday morning. It was canceled), the weather is horrible. When I leave, it’s perfect. It’s a rule! I’m going to guess you’ll be very safe if you decide to go this weekend!