Preparing for Lift-off (Balloon Festival: post 1 of 4)

Last Wednesday I was able to squeeze in a visit to the Albuquerque Balloon Festival, the biggest event of its kind in the world. We got there at around 6:30, and stayed for about an hour and a half. I apologize for the multiple posts, but Picasa seems to be limiting to me to 4 photos per post.

Laying out the balloon

“I love the smell of propane in the morning”- test-firing the burners

Large fans blow hot air into the balloon

Inflation in progress Posted by Picasa