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Skywatch Friday – Early Day Photos of the Albuquerque Balloon Festival

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These are photos, taken by my Dad back in the 1970’s I think, of the Albuquerque Balloon Festival when it was just getting started and has now turned into a big international event. 

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We lived in Albuquerque back then and the Festival caused quite a stir. There were lots of fender benders all over town because people were looking at the balloons instead of the road ahead of them as they drove. We had balloons come down in the neighborhood. It was all very exciting.

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I thought there was nothing more beautiful than all the colorful balloons in the sky. Now I understand the sky is full of them.

Albuquerque Balloon Festival

Photo displayed under Creative Commons License on Flickr, by Peggy and Joe Ghiloni who retain all rights.

So maybe one day I will go back. Check out the Balloon Festival web site for more information. Let me know if you are going. Apply for media credentials. Tell me if you get them.

I’m linking with Skywatch Friday