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Our Trip to the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta 2017

Laurie Givin - Monday, October 17, 2016


At the beginning of the month, our team made the trek out to Albuquerque for the annual International Balloon Fiesta! This year, we were one of the official ride balloons! 

Here's a look at a few of the fantastic days we spent in New Mexico riding and flying, then flying again! >>>



Congratulations to Brian for receiving the BFA's President Award at the BFA's General meeting in Albuquerque Oct. 1, 2016. This is awarded by the BFA President, Dean Carlton, for meritorious service to the BFA and the sport of ballooning! Awesome sauce!

Here's an amazing video shot by Al Jazeera English on the first night, as the balloon fiesta kicked off! Can you spot us?


Amazing!

Here are a few pictures we snapped on the first day of the fest:



10 happy fliers!! What a great view!


Can you find Tiny in the crowd??

Here are some pictures snapped by Brian on Day Two:




Day Three! (and most definitely everyone's favorite day of the festival because the fun, shaped balloon comes out to fly!!) These are a few of our favorites!





Oh, and Tiny got to be a part of the fun here as well!! >>>



The Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta brought out MORE than 1 million people this year! The crew is heading back now after an amazing time out west. 

We cannot wait until next year's fest!! But until then, come on out to ride in one of our hot air balloons right here in Lebanon, Ohio!! 



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