Tuesday, March 06, 2012
One of the teams I am on is doing Have you ever… Today I posted Have you ever chased a hot air balloon. It brought back a lot of good memories. One day Mom and I were on our way back home and we saw a balloon that was coming down. We took off after it. We could hear them talking to their ground crew.
Another time I heard a balloon right after I got up (you can hear them when they turn the fire up). I told Mom to hurry and get up and put her housecoat on. We got in the car and went down to the school, about a half mile away, and sat in the car and watched them. What fun.
DH and I went to the balloon festival in Albuquerque. That was an amazing experience. We had to get up at 3:30am to get to the park by the time they launched at 7:00am. By the time they started going up the road into the park was backed up with cars for a mile or more. We were standing near a balloon that was heating up and boy did that fire feel good. I couldn’t believe all the different shapes that were there. There was trucks, bottles, cows, stagecoach, arks, buildings, the old woman in her shoe, plus all the regular balloons in many colors. What a beautiful sight. At night there was a balloon glow. When they all light up their balloons it is awesome.