We finished our summer work assignments and left South Dakota at the end of September. Bob and I so much enjoyed our time in South Dakota. As I have said before, it is such a beautiful area that we both love, and it is for that reason we agreed to go back for the summer of 2010 season. From the Black Hills we headed to Albuquerque, New Mexico where we had the opportunity to attend the Hot Air Balloon Fiesta. We met some really nice people, and neither of us had ever seen hot air balloons up close. You were even able to go out on the launch fields as they were airing up and launching the balloons. There were over 500 balloons launching almost every day. The wind determined whether balloons could go up or not. Launches were scheduled early sunrise and daytime. They even did what they called a night glow, where the balloonists would light up their balloons at night. There were also fireworks scheduled quite a few of the nights. The colors of the balloons were so amazing, along with the many different shapes and sizes. Given the time and opportunity we would definitely go again. We have made a photo album of our favorites, we hope you enjoy them.
Until next time, we send our Love
Bob, Sharon & Toby