Storm and I won!!! As first year volunteers at AIBF, we were entered in a drawing for a free balloon ride and our names were drawn. This is not just your average, garden variety hot air balloon ride either. This is a free ride during the Special Shapes Mass Ascension in the Crew Balloon with […]
So you want to be a volunteer?
This post is dedicated to the many wonderful folks that we met and became friends with while volunteering at the Balloon Fiesta. I learned so much from each of you and am so grateful to have met you. I will miss you all and I hope that you will enjoy this recap of our fun […]
First things first
A Fiesta visitor’s day begins when the gates open at around 4am and they merge into building foot and vehicular traffic as everyone streams onto the the balloon field. The smart guests are bundled up against the surprisingly chilly pre-dawn temperatures. A party in the dark commences as the midway opens and food, souvenirs and […]
Lost your Inner Child?
Spend five minutes at the Balloon Fiesta and you will need ear plugs to drown out exuberant screams like: “Look at that one,” or “I’ve never seen a Piranha Balloon before,” or “oooo – there’s Darth Vader,” or “Oh wow, it’s a giant dinosaur!” And that’s just if you are standing next to me! Yes, […]
A Different Point of View
Our new friend, Monte offered to help me out by sharing his Google photos with me to pass along to you. Unfortunately the download process is almost as slow as editing my pics so I had to select just a few of my favorites from his awesomely cool pics to share: First of all, here […]
The Dawn of the 2016 Balloon Fiesta
After only 2 days of Balloon Fiesta, I already have hundreds of photos and hours of video. Condensing that down into something that I can share with you takes more time that I have right now as I work determinedly to have all the fun that I can cram in between the hours I am […]