October 8, 2011 – Balloon Fiesta, Day 8

After all the wind and rain yesterday, we woke this morning to clear skies and cold temps – brrr.   And check out the snow on the mountain..

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We decided to head over to the field to see the mass ascension.  The field was very wet from all the rain and dawn patrol was late getting off the ground.   And as it became later, we did not think it was a go.   But once the sun came up, all the activity started and….

Can I say oh my again……







Afterwards, we were entertained by Navy Seals Leapfrog Team – WOW!

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Very impressive.

Snow was still on the mountain this afternoon:


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Shelly and Bill treated us to a great dinner and birthday cake for Andy (his birthday is tomorrow).  And then we all headed over to the field for the Balloon Glow.

How about this sunset!

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The best way to see the glow is in videos:

And we ended the night watching the fireworks – what a wonderful day.

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