and a bunch of these
and now I have a whole lot of these.
From there we went to Oklahoma to visit a cousin I hadn't seen in about 50 years. We moseyed on down to Texas for lunch
and New Mexico to see the Balloon Fiesta in Albuquerque.
We were advised to take the 4 am shuttle to the Balloon park, so we set the alarm in our hotel room to make sure we were there on time. When we got to the hotel lobby, there was only the clerk and no other passengers for the shuttle. He informed us we were plenty early as it was only 10 minutes to 3. Apparently the clock in our room was set ahead for some reason. The clerk blamed it on people from Texas who are an hour ahead. The only bad part of this experience is that the wind was too high on that morning and the balloons could not fly, so we were up at 3 am for nothing.
We did see a Twinkle Glow in the evening -- that's when they turn on the burners and light up the balloons against the night sky. Really beautiful.
The next morning we got to see many, many balloons take off. Everyone wanders around the field and talks to the pilots and crew and some hand out trading cards. I even found one balloon with a quilt pattern.
That's all for now. Stop by Judy's blog to see more beautiful designs.