Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta 2011

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:

Hot Air Balloon Deflating 

Balloons Galore

Jeff...and hot air balloons in the background

Jeff on his bike

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.

Tracy’s Tumbleweed Travels – Colorado Adventure

We were blessed to be able to spend Labor Day Weekend at our favorite place in Colorado.  It’s a lovely (and very simple but well maintained) guest ranch with rustic cabins.  There are no phones, no television and the internet connection is horrible.  It is the best place in the world for me to go and unplug.  I can’t tell you how wonderful it is to refresh and spend quiet time planning exciting new business ideas for next year.

Here are a few pics:

The view from our cabin every morning as the horses came in to the corral.

The horses got a little riled up with each other this particular morning.

Jared sitting on a stump while Dad changes his bait setup.

Jacob gets serious about fishing!

Jeff, the boys and Ginger

An outbuilding with cool, painted doors. It contains firewood to be used by guests (if desired). On the hill behind the outbuilding is one of the guest cabins. It wasn't the one we stayed in tho'.

The fresh air, breathtaking views and raw simplicity of this place inspire me on so many levels.  I am SO, sew excited about the future and what we will be doing at SewThankful in coming months!