Sunday, October 11, 2009

Backyard Hot Air Balloons 2009

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Every year on the first 2 weekends of October Albuquerque NM hosts the International Hot Air Balloon Festival, it is the biggest event of the year, balloonists come from all over the world to compete in different category of balloon races.

We see many hot air balloons pass by our house in early mornings (usually between 6:30 - 7:30 a.m.) during summer and fall when air current is calm, they fly so low one can see and hear the balloonists talking to each other. 

The most awesome sight is mass ascension when hundreds of hot air balloons take off at the same time, the twilight glow and special shape balloons are beautiful to see.  The above link provides additional information about the festival if anyone is interested.


  1. 熱氣球耶。。。好想坐一坐,在高空的感覚眞的不一様

  2. Lemontea

  3. 今天也有個實驗型的大氣球,以為跟著托韁的氣球飛上天的調皮小男孩,原來是躲在家的閣樓上,還好虛驚一場,不過小男孩該打屁屁,

  4. Web
    Today's news say he was used by his father for publicity stunt.