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Kevans
09-28-2011, 12:52 PM
Two hours of work left, and I am off to play balloons! My pilot comes in Wends evening, and flights start Saturday. If you are coming to the Fiesta, we launch from H-8.
http://www.balloonfiesta.com/ (http://www.balloonfiesta.com/)

Have fun with the galleries,
Kevin

Maryn
09-28-2011, 06:03 PM
I won't be there except in spirit. Take lots of pictures and share the best, okay?

And have a great time.

Maryn, envious

Susan Littlefield
09-28-2011, 06:16 PM
How fun! Wish I could be there.

Kevans
09-29-2011, 09:34 AM
It is what we do to unwind from writing. Or pilot is here, "Vanzilla" behaved well on the pickup, and tomorrow we get the balloon out of customs, and pick up our credentials.

on this page our balloon is the blue gray jug with the handle.

http://www.joellessacredgrove.com/Albuquerque/fiesta1c.html (http://www.joellessacredgrove.com/Albuquerque/fiesta1c.html)

Regards,
Kevin

cray
09-29-2011, 05:57 PM
It is what we do to unwind from writing. Or pilot is here, "Vanzilla" behaved well on the pickup, and tomorrow we get the balloon out of customs, and pick up our credentials.

on this page our balloon is the blue gray jug with the handle.

http://www.joellessacredgrove.com/Albuquerque/fiesta1c.html (http://www.joellessacredgrove.com/Albuquerque/fiesta1c.html)

Regards,
Kevin


i love it.
very cool, sir! have fun!

Kevans
10-02-2011, 06:32 AM
OK here is the Saga to date. Our balloon ended up in El Paso.... I guess from Germany El Paso and Albuquerque are a lot the same. None the less we went to the first mass ascension on Sat.

Photos by Jamie Walbridge,

http://s1024.photobucket.com/albums/y307/LexiaValanian/Balloon%20Fiesta%202011/ (http://s1024.photobucket.com/albums/y307/LexiaValanian/Balloon%20Fiesta%202011/)

Regards,
Kevin

Kevans
10-04-2011, 06:06 AM
An update,

The balloon arrived in time for flight Sunday morning. I flew Sun, I think my primary job is ballast, Grin.

Monday was another great flight, although we landed in the mother of all goat head patches....

The photos are added to the end of the same Photobucket link.

http://s1024.photobucket.com/albums/y307/LexiaValanian/Balloon%20Fiesta%202011/ (http://s1024.photobucket.com/albums/y307/LexiaValanian/Balloon%20Fiesta%202011/)

Have fun,
Kevin

Williebee
10-04-2011, 06:19 AM
I am so frickin' jealous.

That's a gorgeous canopy.

ETA: Looking at the pictures. I see the bees made it. They were here in August.

Kevans
10-10-2011, 07:34 AM
And we are done. Back to work so I can get a break from the 0430 mornings...

Again the photos are at this photobucket link. lots of zoo pics from the zoo party too.

http://s1024.photobucket.com/albums/y307/LexiaValanian/Balloon%20Fiesta%202011/

Regards,
Kevin

cray
10-10-2011, 06:30 PM
thanks for sharing the pics, kevin.
very cool!