At the balloon festival in Abilene, Texas – 2010
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5 thoughts on “Sunset Sky With Balloons”
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?
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!
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!
@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.
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