Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta October 8, 2005 / Neil Kramer / 21 Comments (photos taken by Sophia with Nokia cameraphone) Life with Sophia AlbuquerqueAlbuquerque Balloon Fiesta Previous post New Mexico Makes Me Think of Women Next post Happy Birthday, Mom! 21 Comments MA October 8, 2005 at 7:42 am Beautiful! I’ve always wanted to go to that festival. Reply Susan October 8, 2005 at 8:39 am Wow, great pics, Sophia. I especially like the giant cow. “Creamland”…heh heh. Reply Nancy French October 8, 2005 at 12:05 pm I liked the Jesus one. too funny. Reply Jason W. October 8, 2005 at 12:06 pm Great stuff, and that’s a nice camera/phone! Reply Bill 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.) Reply elaine kramer October 8, 2005 at 2:44 pm it looks beautiful. now you can say been there done that. everyday should be an adventure. Reply modigli October 8, 2005 at 5:45 pm Great pics! Glad you made it there. It looks like lots of fun. 🙂 Reply Mik 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. Mik Reply Leesa October 8, 2005 at 6:22 pm Awesome shots, Neil. Looks fun:) Reply Pearl 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. Reply Neil 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.” Reply leesepea October 8, 2005 at 7:54 pm The pics are gorgeous. Reply ms. sizzle October 8, 2005 at 8:59 pm that’s it. i definitely have to go to that festival next year. Reply justin October 8, 2005 at 9:00 pm Did you steal a balloon? That would made a great story if you did, Neil. Reply Atomic Bombshell 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. Reply alleyrat October 9, 2005 at 10:11 am neato! awesome shots, sophia! Reply Kristy 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? Reply Leesa October 9, 2005 at 3:06 pm Oops..sorry Sophia!! Beautiful shots! Reply Introspectre 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. Reply Jewels October 10, 2005 at 8:14 am Beautiful pictures! I like the one of the flower winking at the dog food can, very cute Reply psychotoddler October 10, 2005 at 11:53 am That is soo frickin cool Reply Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.