Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta
Day 5 - October 9, 2002
Page 2
Single Balloon Pics

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The two AOL balloons, they also had a special shape balloon called "Monit-Air". My step-dad, Mike Stone, got some great shots of these balloons, that's him in the brown vest and hat talking to one of the pilots. In case you're curious, the back of his vest is embroidered with a balloon and the URL of his website (which I designed and built) http://www.hotairhysteria.com. If you visit be sure to check out our screen saver and download the desktop theme, I'm rather proud of both of them!
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There's Mike again with his big lens out. He had to buy the little yellow cart in order to haul that lens and the tripod around. They were entirely too heavy to try and carry by hand. We affectionately christened the wagon "Clemantine" since she made such a great "mule"! Made it extremely convenient for the rest of us too! Oh, and that's "Sushi" the goldfish balloon in the background.
10-9-02-1-18

Blaze of Glory
Albuquerque, NM
10-9-02-1-12

Unknown
10-9-02-2-09

Dawn Song
Albuquerque, NM
10-9-02-2-10

Dawn Song
Albuquerque, NM
10-9-02-2-17

The balloon on the left is either Viva Buoyante from El Paso Texas or Fifteen from Albuquerque, they were identical and there's know way of knowing for certain which one it is. On the right is, I believe, Otto Pilot from San Jose CA.
10-9-02-2-21

Dog Gone Airlines, Austin, TX and Mini-Me, St. Louis, MO
10-9-02-3-02

Skybird
Pineville, LA
10-9-02-3-15

Texas Racer
San Angelo, TX
10-9-02-3-07

Sushi
Incline Village, NV
10-9-02-3-08

Li'l Buck (Wells Fargo)
Albuquerque, NM
10-9-02-3-16

Smile High
Las Vegas. NV
10-9-02-3-12

The less photographed side of Airabelle
Calgary, Alberta, CANADA
10-9-02-3-24

Almost up!
10-9-02-4-02

Uncle Sam
Mitchell, SD
10-9-02-3-21

Pepsi Super Can
Vail, CO
10-9-02-4-04

Chauvinist (pig in a top hat)
Albuquerque, NM
10-9-02-3-25

Magie-Ciel (I think)
Saint-Luc, Qc, CANADA
10-9-02-4-05

Leisure Time
Farwell, MI
10-9-02-4-06

$hebroku$
Roswell, NM
10-9-02-4-07

Bloomington, Indiana
10-9-02-4-10

Sir Robert of Orange
Tijeras, NM
10-9-02-4-13

Polar Magic
Arvada, CO
10-9-02-4-14

I never did find out what balloon this was, pity,it's so pretty!
10-9-02-1-23

Papillon
Mevdon,FRANCE
10-9-02-1-00

Big Idea
Galena, IL
10-9-02-4-08

Left to Right: Driftwood - Carbondale,CO: Papa Kilo (on ground) - Alton, Hampshire, UK: Unnamed (in air) - Burlington, NC: Paka's Daytripper - Albuquerque
And that's it for today.
Follow along to the next page for Day 6, Thursday October 10, 2002 when my mom get's a wild ride!
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