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Oct. 6th, 2007 11:06 pm (UTC)
that looked fun. Did you go up in any of them?
Oct. 6th, 2007 11:45 pm (UTC)
I did not get to go up today, but I have been up before. I got my first ride in 2005 and it was 100% amazing. I must say that it is a werid feeling at first, but after that (and so long as you do not mind heights) it is amazing. I say as long as you do not mind heights beacuse these balloons go up high. I would have to ask Dick (our balloon piolt), but I think they average anywhere around 100 to 500 feet of the ground. They can go higher (I think), but for the most part of my ride, the winds took us up the river, which really was nice. So we stayed low (just above the tops of the trees) for most of the flight.

Also, I crew for a balloon. What that means, is that I help with setup, take down, trying to chase the damn thing from the ground, and other things. Really for all the work that it does require, it is fun. Also, it does have perks like getting rides out and stuff like that.

This has some of my pictures that I took during my ride in 2005: http://claystorm.livejournal.com/tag/balloon+ride
Oct. 7th, 2007 04:20 am (UTC)
I am actually a bit afraid of heights, I get nervous on a sky-ride. I looked at the pictures, I'd probably have passed out in fear. (I'm fine in an airplane though.)

All those balloons really are gorgeous. The pictures look like some kind of imaginary fantasy world. It must have been really spectacular to be up there floating around.

I still think I'd rather be the guy on the ground in that little boat.
Oct. 7th, 2007 02:03 am (UTC)
Balloon Fiesta
Was thinking about you yesterday morning when I realized what weekend it was. Glad you're crewing again. The pix are really nice.

Damn...I really miss ABQ...sigh....(and you, too, by the way)

Take care, and let's talk soon. Did you get my phone call from the Weird Al concert? ;) Just tried to pay you back from the Barenaked Ladies call...lol
Oct. 7th, 2007 02:44 am (UTC)
Re: Balloon Fiesta
I miss you guys too! Yes, I did get the the phone call and ment to call you back. It was funny beacuse when you called, Kate was back in town and in the car with me. We had just been talking about you and Erik when you called from the concert. I think I answered the phone with something like "Your ears must have been burning". It was a change to be greated with Weird Al.

Also, I did talk with Erik the other day and I heard that you guys bought a house. Congrats. Also, I told him that I hope to make a trip up your way just after the first of the year. When I get all the dates a little more firm I will confirm with you guys.

Hey, the good part about not being here for the balloon fiesta, is that you get to miss the really bad traffic :)

Also, HAPPY BIRTHDAY. (I know a little late, but not by much)
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