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Balloons again
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Author:  ConnieS [ Sun Sep 09, 2007 4:13 pm ]
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Our town had its balloon rally this weekend.

Due to other pressing engagements I only got a few pictures. Here are two.

See the two flags on the right? The theme was "Pirates in the Sky!"

Here's a bad picture of the "balloon glow" after dark.

I needed a tripod, which I couldn't have used anyway with kids pulling me from balloon to balloon to meet the pirates.

Author:  Jim Wright [ Sun Sep 09, 2007 6:09 pm ]
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I am jealous ... you have blue sky and clouds ... I had dull gray and granular. Nice pictures. That is pretty cool when they fire up their burners at night....

I hope to catch another one some day .... they are fun to watch ... especially when they are trying to hit targets ....

Author:  ConnieS [ Sun Sep 09, 2007 7:06 pm ]
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Tomorrow when I get on broadband I'll upload some pictures of pirates "storming" a basket.

The event was marred when a balloon hit a main power line. Was harrowing for rescue workers, but the balloonists escaped with no injuries and the rally continued through the weekend.

Author:  KittyR [ Mon Sep 10, 2007 8:01 am ]
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Alas, they canceled the event here. Too windy and a storm was blowing up.

Author:  ConnieS [ Mon Sep 10, 2007 8:36 am ]
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Sorry to hear that, Kitty. Wind was what blew the balloon off course here. I was surprised they kept it going.

Here are some more balloons glowing in the night:


At one balloon some pirates stormed the basket. Amateurs by Shadoes' standard--they looked like they were having too much fun.

After successfully repelling the visiting pirates, the home pirates gave out treasure.

Author:  Susan [ Mon Sep 10, 2007 11:56 pm ]
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I've never seen so many balloons at one time. Amazing. We just get the odd one or two in the summer in the town we live in when in England.

Author:  Jim Wright [ Tue Sep 11, 2007 7:00 am ]
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Nice shots .... have two festivals in Texas this month .. may have to try and make one or both. They are a lot of fun and the fliers and crews are always friendly.

Author:  IrishLass [ Tue Sep 11, 2007 7:18 am ]
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VERY COOL Connie! You should have called me - we would have driven up for that! :)


Author:  Adrian [ Tue Sep 11, 2007 8:03 am ]
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Super pix Connie. The bad one is the best one for me as it says so much about what what was happening and has wonderful colours..

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