A post last summer asked the same question with some interesting responses
Ok, I will post a few pictures from various times. Three of the four have a really nice looking red and white balloon in them. I always tell people they need to see it in person because pictures don't do it justice. If you go to the Balloon Fiesta web site, there is a lot of info on the event. There is also a link at the site, The Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta - Photo Galleries , where you can see photos by some of Fiesta's official photographers.
If you have questions, feel free to PM me.
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Please note that young children view this site and I for one would appreciate if you would only post photos where you are fully dressed.
On behalf of the community I thank you in advance for your cooperation in this matter.
Now hold on a sec there misterchk this is a reputable site where we discuss travel, airfares, hotel lounges, points and miles. What kind of slummy parent allows their children to view websites like this? Those parents need to protect their kids from these environs, I would suggest the K9 browser!
I feel photos of my naked knees are, though decidedly risqué, acceptable viewing for adults of a certain age...
Those living in Southern England say "it's grim up north", but in reality it's just a bit cold... And grey... And wet... Very wet... And dark... And really cold.
But that enables us to appreciate warm weather, and for me warm weather means any day where it's not snowing. And warm weather day is Hawaiian shirt and shorts day. The top picture was taken in early March at the entrance of the VDNKh in Moscow, a Sovietized theme park built in the 1950's to celebrate, um, Sovietization. The lack of snow on the ground meant shorts and Hawaiian shirt were in order. Alas it snowed the following day and for the rest of our visit so my wife forbade me wearing them further! Let me tell you, Moscow is darn cold dressed only in Y fronts!
Pretty boring story here. I am a loud and proud resident of South Carolina. During pre-marital counseling, my husband and I had an assignment to come up with a list of places we thought we could live without much argument from either side.
This was a little more difficult than it sounds. I married a guy I like to call "Southern Boy" who gets all stiff and reptilian if the temperature dips below 55.
And although I claim the South as my home now? I was born and raised in Colorado. Where there snow and skiing and winter!
Our list of peaceable living places turned out to be 4 states long with South Carolina at the very BOTTOM of my list. And then it was only on the list as sort of a "Great Compromise" type thing because Southern Boy's big brother lived there.
So Southern Boy - also known as Tech Support at our house - called me one day. I was on vacation. Without him. In Colorado. In the mountains. Where it is cold. And he said words that made me cry: I interviewed for a new position. I got the job if I want it. It's in South Carolina.
He was excited.
I was devastated.
My next move was to call my dad and blubber, "I don't want to move to South Carolina! I LIKE Tennessee!" I'm sure he was very proud of his daughter in her mid-40's who was freaking out about spiders and snakes and hurricanes. Oh my!
Really strange thing happened though.
The feeling of 'home" that I lost during my parents nasty, awful divorce when I was 10, I finally found again...in Irmo, South Carolina.
Of all places! South Carolina is always the last place you think of to look! But that is where I found that feeling of home that my soul had been searching for all this time.
And my favorite number has always been 13.
Oddly, the house we bought in Irmo has an address of 313.
So that's my story and I'm sticking to it.
The back story regarding the tail. When the Balloon Fiesta started many years ago, the organizers wanted the Launch Directors to stand out in the crowd, so they were given black and white striped referee jerseys and coats. Because of the black and white stripes, they became affectionately know as the zebras. Now there is kind of informal competition to see who best personifies a zebra. So she is just finding her "inner zebra". Google "Balloon Fiesta Zebras" to find much more info. We could not safely launch 500 balloons (1000 in the year 2000) without the hard work of all of these volunteers.