Saturday, May 27, 2006

Red White & Blue

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*Note- I unfortunately have never gotten to ride in one of these... Every year there is a Balloon festival in the neighborhood... it's great to see... watching these guys take off and land from people's front yards or wherever they find a spot is amazing!

24 comments:

Never That Easy said...

That's beautiful - I've never seen a hot air balloon IRL, let alone gone up in one. Did you get a trip up too?

Lifecruiser said...

Wow, I love air balloons and this one was nice done.

I've seen many of them since they use to fly over Stockholm a lot, but I've never been up in one.

I'm afraid of height so I don't know if I would dare too. Feeling tempted though!

Wystful1 said...

This is beautiful...such a clear day and perfect for a hot air ballon ride?

Have you been on a flight? Were you getting ready to climb aboard?

Thanks for dropping by my S Photo Hunt

TNChick said...

I remember seeing your photos from teh festival, I guess it was last year. I love hot air ballons -they are cool.

eph2810 said...

The 'fly' a lot of ballons in the Valley of the Sun too. I don't think I would be brave enough to take off in one though.
Have a blessed and safe Memorial Day weekend.

mackeydoodle said...

Love it!! I have always wnated to go in a hot air balloon.

Pat said...

Amazing photo and amazing balloon!

Have a great weekend!

Mitey Mite said...

I've flown in one, in Africa. It's not as silent as you expect. Every time they give it gas, it's really loud. We caused a herd of wildebeeste to stampede from the sound. But other than that, it's smooth and peaceful, and gives you a bird's eye view of the ground.

Barb said...

That's something that I've thought about but never done. I'm not sure if I'd be brave enough to get in, given the chance.

Wonderful choice of photos.

Mine is up now too.

Have a great weekend!!

Stacie said...

this is a great photo! It's been such a long time since I've been to a balloon festival! I played too. Stacie

Expat Traveler said...

hey guppyman - I absolutely want to go on a ride too. I've had many thoughts of it but the price turns me away... I hope to still do that too!

mar said...

Very pretty!!! but I am not sure I'd like to ride one...(chicken!!!!)

Kelly said...

What a great shot! I have never been in a hot air balloon. I will some day though. Great idea for todays PSH!

Goofy Girl said...

Oohh that's a great one! Looks like a fun ride

Moogie said...

Great photo...but I think I would rather be on the ground watching. I think my husband would love it though. I don't do well with heights.

My photo is up!

Mary Horn said...

Wonderful photo, but then you always have great photos!!
Thanks for visiting my blog!
~Mary

dragonden said...

Great photo! I love ballons and ballon festivals.

BTW I linked as Tricia and dragonden because I have photo's on both sites.

Viamarie said...

Beautiful photo. The Hot Air Balloon Festival is an annual event here in my country and it is participated by a lot of countries.

Have a great weekend! Thanks for dropping by.

Karen said...

That is a great photo for the theme. Hot air balloons are so exciting.

Catherine said...

I think I'd enjoy hot air ballooning, though it's a bit expensive around here.
Michelle sent me

Connie and Rob said...

That picture is perfect! You must give hot air ballooning a try some time. I went up in one in Scottsdale, AZ. It was a very smooth ride.

Take care,
Connie

Lise said...

What a great picture, the colors are fantastic!

Suzy said...

What a wonderful picture! I remember the days of driving chase for my friend and his Garfield balloon! What fun it was...yet I was too chicken to ride in it! lol

TheMartins said...

Oh hot air balloons are the best especially when they are USA colors! Awesome picture!