Sunday, November 23, 2008

Balloons in Yuma, Arizona

One of the great things about this lifestyle is the unexpected experiences that, as you turn around, just seem to jump up in front of you. This happened to us in Silverton, Colorado in August when we noticed billboards announcing the Great Western Rocky Mountain Brass Band Festival. It turned out to be the highlight of the summer. Once again this happened in Yuma, Arizona. Today we stumbled upon the Colorado River Crossing Balloon Festival. It is not as large and famous as the Albuquerque Fiesta, but it was a great treat. We were able to wander in and around the balloons as they were unloaded and launched. It was a thrill and everybody from nine to ninety had a camera and a very large smile on their face. Saturday night is what was called the “AEA Federal Credit Union Desert Balloon Glow.” It is advertised as “A selection of hot air balloons are tethered, inflated and illuminated to music.” It was held in the Desert Sun Stadium and it was a great nighttime experience.The four of us attended Friday morning, Saturday morning and the Saturday night events. My mother Joanne, my sister Jackie and Jan and I felt it was a great event.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Great Pictures! Loved seeing the balloons. Pam

 
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