The Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta has floated colorful shapes above the Albuquerque area since 1972.
The annual October event attracts thousands to watch and participate. Since I don't much like crowds or traffic
I do not attend the official events even though they take place only a couple of miles away. However, most years I
am treated to my own private show in my own yard. This series of photos shares that show with you.
Occassionally, but not often a balloon lands right here in the neighborhood. This year was one of those years.
Click the link just below for the page telling the story of the balloon landing.
Scroll down to view some of my favorites. I created 5 pages with no more than 6 photos on each page to allow
the pages to load more quickly & so you can bail out if you want. Bob's page contains 20 photos.
Visit Bob's Balloon Lands in the Neighborhood photo sequence.
You may also enjoy reading the informative article on hot air balloons at Wikipedia.
Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta - 2010
We start by looking at the balloons floating over my house.