Tag Archives: Albuquerque

Timely tips for enjoying Albuquerque’s Balloon Fiesta

As I write this, the official countdown on the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta 2015 website reads: 0 days, 23 hours, 12 minutes, and 12 seconds remaining before lift-off on October 3, 2015.  What an exciting time for balloonists, fiesta organizers, and … Continue reading

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10 things to do if balloons don’t rise: Albuquerque’s Balloon Fiesta

  OK.  So you’ve read our other four posts showing the glorious skies over Albuquerque filled with colorful balloons, and you really, really want to see this phenomenal event for yourself.  But bear with us as we bring reality to … Continue reading

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Smiley faces all around at Albuquerque’s Balloon Fiesta

My mom used to say she could be content just sitting in a parked car at the downtown square, watching the people go by.  And so I guess I’ve come by this pastime honestly.  If you, too, enjoy watching people, … Continue reading

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Yes, cows fly: Special Shape Rodeo at Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta

  Cows do fly . . . and stagecoaches, bees, fireplugs.  Yoda, too!  Just get to Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta on Special Shape Rodeo day and stand among the critters.  Big critters, that is! In this third installment of our … Continue reading

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Pulling strings to launch the big ones: Albuquerque’s Balloon Fiesta

Far be it from us to pretend to be experts on what makes a successful balloon launch.  But as we said in our first post in this series, Best advice for Albuquerque’s Balloon Fiesta, with just a plain ol’ general … Continue reading

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Best advice for Albuquerque’s Balloon Fiesta: Go early. Really early.

We’re kicking off our series on the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta with pictures from the 2014 event and the best advice we can give you:  Get up at the crack of dawn (No — BEFORE the crack) and head to … Continue reading

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Ready to launch: Balloon Fiesta 2015

With only a few days remaining before Balloon Fiesta 2015 officially begins on October 3rd, we’re launching a series of posts based upon our experiences at the 2014 event. Spanning the days of October 3 to 11, Balloon Fiesta 2015 … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Symmetry

Some balloons at Albuquerque’s Balloon Fiesta 2014 were notable for their imitation of familiar characters, but others were notable merely for their symmetry and color.  As they floated skyward with little more sound than the click of camera shutters in the background, … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Yellow

Seems the color yellow is popping up more and more in our photos — and why not?  It’s a head-turner color! Bright yellow plates form the background for one of Tupelo Honey Cafe‘s best-selling entrees: Say Shoo Mercy.  It’s Havarti, Pimento … Continue reading

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Travel theme: Above

We remember it vividly — the color, excitement, and right-there-on-the-field experience of being at the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta 2014 before dawn.  Before we arrived, we had the impression that we would be on the sidelines, standing on tiptoe trying to … Continue reading

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