Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta Day 8
Saturday October 12, 2002
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10-12-02-1-03 The Fiesta balloon took up the flag for the National Anthem today. Thought this was a good picture, another one of those crazy zebras! And he's eating a breakfast burrito, the "unofficial" official breakfast of the fiesta!

Mom and Cheryl


Hard to see, but that's my step-dad Mike on the end of the crown line today.

Air Bear getting ready to go.

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Polar Son

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Alien Inflation

Waiting for sight of our balloon we saw Lil' Buck and an unnamed balloon peaking up over the housetops.

Bear Sighting!!!

You can just make out the bears looking up through the opening. Pretty rare sighting!
And that's it. At the time I wasn't aware that these would be the last photos of the fiesta. But Sunday dawned windy and stormy so everything was cancelled. Pretty anti-climatical way to end the fiesta. But I had the time of my life and I'm going to do everything in my power to make it back next year! The next page has some links and information that you might find interesting...So, until next year:

"May the winds welcome you with softness
May the sun bless you with his warm hands
May you fly so high and so well
That God joins you in laughter
and sets you gently back into the
loving arms of Mother Earth."

(Balloonist Prayer)

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