October 11, 2008: So we got up this morning at 5am to head to Albuquerque’s claim-to-fame hot air balloon festival. We chowed on breakfast burritos (con chillis), coffee and balloon-shaped sugar cookies. Unfortunately the wind was too strong and the “Mass Ascension” planned for 7am did not happen. And if the balloons don’t fly by 7am, they don’t fly all day. A balloon bust. Folks still expelled their propane tanks anyway, giving way to a “my flame is bigger” fire show. The chillen grew sleepy and a vicious game of curb-side Go Fish was pretty much the highlight. Pictured.
all fire, no flight October 11, 2008