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  • Sunset Sky With Balloons

    Posted by Sgt. Mom on February 15th, 2012 (All posts by )

    At the balloon festival in Abilene, Texas – 2010

     

    5 Responses to “Sunset Sky With Balloons”

    1. Bill Brandt Says:

      I would imagine the solitude of balloon flight is so peaceful – almost ethereal. I once had a ride in a sailplane but even there you can hear the wind rush past the canopy.

      Years ago while in Africa – the Masai Maura savannah in Kenya – we were offered the opportunity of a balloon ride above the plains in the early morning – seeing the wildebeest, lions and gazelles undisturbed early in the morning.

      I should have spent the $200 they wanted but it would have cleaned out most of my travelers checks.

      But it would have been a lifetime memory.

      See what your pictures bring out Sgt?

    2. Jonathan Says:

      Very nice.

    3. David Adair Says:

      Check out the International Balloon Fiesta that is held every October in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The last time I went to it there were over 800 balloons. They are launched in stages, the entire launching takes a couple of hours. By the time it is complete the sky over the city is ful of balloons. Very cool!

    4. David Adair Says:

      Check out the International Balloon Fiesta that is held every October in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The last time I went to it there were over 800 balloons. They are launched in stages, the entire launching takes a couple of hours. By the time it is complete the sky over the city is full of balloons. Very cool!

    5. Bill Brandt Says:

      @David – there is – or was – a smaller such festival in Reno NV.

      Always though balloon navigation was – interesting – and mysterious – you have a limited amount of propane – the winds aloft are carrying you at their will – and a truck is supposed to follow you to who-knows-where

      The only type of flying where you can’t tell for sure where the destination will be – other than a large land mass sense.

      Those who tried to cross the Atlantic in years past – and failed – somewhere in the vast ocean – I am sure they have stories to tell.