(photos taken by Sophia with Nokia cameraphone)
Life with Sophia
AlbuquerqueAlbuquerque Balloon Fiesta
October 8, 2005 at 7:42 am
Beautiful! I’ve always wanted to go to that festival.
October 8, 2005 at 8:39 am
Wow, great pics, Sophia. I especially like the giant cow. “Creamland”…heh heh.
October 8, 2005 at 12:05 pm
I liked the Jesus one. too funny.
October 8, 2005 at 12:06 pm
Great stuff, and that’s a nice camera/phone!
October 8, 2005 at 12:55 pm
That top photo is interesting. The people seem to be running toward the balloons. The balloons, on the other hand, appear to be pulling back, with downturned mouths, as if in horror.
“What are you going to make us do now? Fly you wherever you wish? Cart you through the sky as if we were mere beasts of bulbous burden? We are not animals! We are balloooooooonssss!!!!”
It almost broke my heart.
Great pics, by the way. I especially like the semi-deflated balloon, with the big smile, sort of lying on his back as if he’s just thoroughly tanked on gin or something. (Or perhaps that’s a post-coital position? I’m not familiar with balloon sexual practices. But he does look merry and satisfied.)
October 8, 2005 at 2:44 pm
it looks beautiful. now you can say been there done that. everyday should be an adventure.
October 8, 2005 at 5:45 pm
Great pics! Glad you made it there. It looks like lots of fun. 🙂
October 8, 2005 at 6:14 pm
Looked like it was a lot of fun. I have always wanted to have a go in a hot air balloon.
October 8, 2005 at 6:22 pm
Awesome shots, Neil. Looks fun:)
October 8, 2005 at 6:32 pm
What a beautiful sight! Right now I can’t help but think of the song that was a hit when I was a kid: “Would you like to ride in my beautiful balloon, would you like to glide in my beautiful balloon…?” by the Fifth Dimension.
October 8, 2005 at 6:50 pm
Pearl, that’s so funny. I was just teaching that song to Sophia today — Up, Up, and Away…
Leesa, it should actually be “Awesome shots, Sophia.”
October 8, 2005 at 7:54 pm
The pics are gorgeous.
October 8, 2005 at 8:59 pm
that’s it. i definitely have to go to that festival next year.
October 8, 2005 at 9:00 pm
Did you steal a balloon? That would made a great story if you did, Neil.
October 8, 2005 at 11:13 pm
That is SO COOL!!! My husband has been a few times, back when he was a kid. Hope I get to see it some day, too.
October 9, 2005 at 10:11 am
awesome shots, sophia!
October 9, 2005 at 11:49 am
Fabulous photos Sophia! I’ve always wanted to go to a hot air balloon festival! Do you know if there’s anything like that in driving distance from Los Angeles?
October 9, 2005 at 3:06 pm
Oops..sorry Sophia!! Beautiful shots!
October 10, 2005 at 2:32 am
Thank you. Thank you for reminding me why I don’t do LSD anymore (quit a looong time ago).
It was the giant can of Alpo that did it, by the way.
October 10, 2005 at 8:14 am
Beautiful pictures! I like the one of the flower winking at the dog food can, very cute
October 10, 2005 at 11:53 am
That is soo frickin cool
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Neil Kramer has been writing about his life online since 2005. He has worked for Disney and HBO. Neil lives in NYC. You can contact him at neilochka on yahoo.
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