Monday, October 12, 2009

Sights of New Mexico

This is one of the largest Hot Air Balloon Festivals and it was spectacular!
Although we used to attend a festival in Sonoma County when our girls were young, it was nothing like this. Seeing so many balloons going up at the same time was thrilling and even though there were approximately 100,000 people it certainly didn't feel that crowded.
Hubby and I are now glad we got up while it was dark to venture to this.

Whether a child or adult I think this brings out the child in all of us.

These were so cute and even though they never ascended, it was fun to watch the pilots move them around.

Our close friends and old neighbors from California joined us. It was the first Hot Air Balloon Fest they had ever been to and they were thrilled to be there.

Smile God loves You! The song that crept into my mind this morning was:
"Oh how He loves you and Me".
May you realize just how much he loves you today!
Blessings, Noreen


  1. Gosh, those are great pics. Thanks so much for sharing them.

  2. Wow, love the pics! Thank you for sharing.

  3. It's fun to see the pictures because I hear the girls talk about it but had seen no pictures. One of them told me that if you lean over to far you would fall out. That was her observation.
    I will ask if they saw the Bees (o:

  4. The photos are great and I am glad you had a great time! I wish I could go!LOL

  5. Wonderful pictures! It looks like you had a great time :)

    I'm sorry it took so long for me to get back to you after you left a comment on my blog. I'm trying to catch up with everyone after a very trying summer.


  6. Hi Noreen,
    Loved the pics, they are great.
    We saw a balloon thing like that once in Helen, Ga. years ago. Our
    son was thrilled, he was about 8-9years old then. We really enjoyed it as well, very pretty sight.
    Not nearly as big as the one you went to tho! That was definitely worth getting up for. Nice you were able to go with your friends as well. thanks for sharing your pics with us. Enjoyed them very much.
    Have a great evening,
    Blessings hon, Nellie
    P.S. nice pic of you and hubby

  7. What great shots!!! Must be beautiful to see in person! Enjoy!

  8. Hi Dear Friend! Oh how I wish I could have been there with you! Breathtaking beauty!! I love seeing even a single balloon! I can't imagine seeing all of these!!

    We had a wonderful weekend! I will blog about it tomorrow! Big day and night tonight with celebrating Randy's birthday here! So worth the effort, though!
    A great time was had by all!

    I'll catch you up more later!!
    Lots of love,

  9. What wonderful pictures. It does look like a whole lot of fun. Hugs.

  10. Wonderful pics Noreen. I had my one and only air balloon ride in Pennsylvania a few years ago - what an amazing thrill that was - for one who is totally afraid of heights! LOL
    Thanks for sharing these.

  11. I love your pictures of the balloons! I've always thought it would be fun to go to something like this. I'm glad you had a good time. Thank you for sharing it!


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