Birthday & Balloons

Today is Laurie’s birthday and the second day of the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta with a mass ascension.

One of the helium balloons taking off last night.

78 thoughts on “Birthday & Balloons

    • She had a wonderful birthday. A new fall fancy “Expressionist Topper” (jacket of sorts) I ordered for her birthday was delivered yesterday. Thanks, Holly.

  1. Oh, Happy Birthday to Laurie!!! What a perfect day to celebrate accompanied with balloons and amazing skies but mainly with a beautiful family!!!
    Sending by best wishes and a hug (you can give her that!) πŸŒŸπŸŒ»πŸ’

    • Thanks, Rudi. The video is great. Some of those balloons in the video have been to the AIBF. Balloonist go all over the world for these events.

  2. Dear Timothy,
    we love these balloons. Great pictures. We have such a meeting in the grounds of Blickling Hall near Aylsham/North Norfolk every second year.
    Happy birthday to Laurie.
    All the best
    The Fab Four of Cley
    πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  3. Happy Birthday to your dear wife Laurie! What a celebration put in the sky just for her!
    Fabulous pictures my friend!
    Enjoy your week! πŸŽ‚πŸŽˆπŸπŸ‚πŸπŸŽˆπŸŽ‚

  4. Happy belated birthday to Laurie! Lovely shots all around. Reminds me that I once again missed the balloon fest in a town not too far away πŸ™‚

  5. First off a big happy birthday to Laurie! Love the balloons – will never get me in one, but I love watching the creative balloons slowly drift over when they have their annual huge launch here locally.

    • Thanks, Brian. Balloons are fun to fly in, but I find them a bit slow. I like fast aircraft like jets that give you some Gs.

  6. Your pictures are great! So beautiful!
    I’m a little late in wishing Laurie a happy birthday, but I wish her the best for the 364 days until her next birthday…..

  7. Happy belated Birthday to your wife! What a beautiful way to spend it too. These photographs are unreal. The balloons are so colorful and the wildlife and planes, wow. You are something else my friend. I bet she had a blast of a birthday. Big hugs and love coming to you both. Joni

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