My dear husband, Jeff, recently decided to take up road bicycling with me so we could experience some wonderful adventures together. I have done a fair amount of bicycle riding, but I’ve never seen the balloons by bike. So…
This morning we took a nice 14 mile ride and here are a few pics:
It’s really amazing to see so many balloons in the air all at once. It still excites me after more than 15 years of seeing it and being around them. I have to say that seeing them by bike was even more incredible than I thought it would be. It’s hard to explain the glorious, peaceful, graceful beauty…just makes me happy to be alive and celebrate life.
My plan is to get more close ups of the balloons this week. Let’s all pray for continued good weather so the balloons can launch, everybody can stay safe and I can hopefully get some great pics to share.
The balloons are back in town for the annual Albuquerque International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta. I wasn’t able to make it down to the launch field this year, but I was able to snap some pics from various locations in and around Albuquerque.
The balloons are soooo pretty and such a joy to watch. For even more great pics from the launch field, check out the photo galleries on the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta website.
Unfortunately, weather issues combined with business and family commitments prevented me from getting the balloon pics I was hoping for this year. Tomorrow morning they will fly away (weather permitting) for another year.
Here are some of the shots I was able to capture on a rather hazy day – click thumbnails to view larger images: