2011 Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta
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Just like last year, Ron volunteered as crew for the Balloon "Mixolydian Dream", owned by Jeff and Robyn Ashworth. As crew, he was tasked with helping setup, launch, and recover the balloon daily. He was not able to crew every day of the Fiesta, but he did participate most mornings and a few evening Glows. Since he was occupied with his crew duties, he was not able to take as many photos of the overall Fiesta, but he was able to get photos from a whole different perspective of the event.
This year we also had a very successful Balloon Glow on Saturday, Oct 8th. Glow events are scheduled several nights during the week, however weather conditions often cancel them. Since the balloons inflate but are tethered to the ground for the event, any surface winds can mean that the balloons are difficult to control. This day, however, the winds were very calm, so most balloons attended and inflated. It is a whole different experience from daytime events!