Funky Chicken

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There were scattered clouds and light winds for the 4th day of the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta. Not only was the Funky Chicken out, but a Diablo, Leopard, Rocky Raccoon and a few other special shapes. A lone Turkey Vulture was perched on the top of the dead cottonwood watching the balloons.

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33 thoughts on “Funky Chicken

  1. Balloons on the Bosque…love them all but especially the ones with the turkey vulture – another glimpse of Albuquerque β€œbehind the scenes.”

  2. I wonder if they put restrictions on companies trying to advertise their logos here? It seems to be mostly cute and creative balloons, only noticed a few logos, but maybe you only focused on the cool ones?

    • Hi Tiffany. There are no restrictions on companies advertising. Some companies rent space on balloons for advertising. A lot of times companies have special shapes that advertise their brand. Creamland Dairies has a giant cow that I haven’t seen this year. There’s an owl balloon that is a beer brewery in England. Wells Fargo has a stagecoach. The obstetrician who delivered our daughter has a stork balloon. There are a lot of companies flying balloons, but the majority of the balloons are people who like flying balloons.

  3. “No matter how hard I hold my breath, I still can’t float like those guys”. Misplaced vulture envy.

  4. I’m like a kid at a parade, getting as many helium filled balloons as I want!
    Hehehe… To pop, or not to pop? That is the question.
    Loving the Turkey Vulture!

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