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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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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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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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