First balloon stop on this year’s summer walk-about was the Panguitch Valley Balloon Rally. This is always a great rally that the town comes out and supports whole-heartedly. We had 3 great days of flying with many balloons being able to box back to the launch field each day. The winds didn’t cooperate for the…Continue Reading “Panguitch Valley Balloon Rally”
The days after the Salina rally went by quickly. All my plans to go somewhere scenic and focus on photography got set aside after K’Ehleyr sprained her leg. Sunday afternoon was an emergency trip to the vet in Richfield who was kind enough to take time away from his family on Father’s day to see…Continue Reading “Post Salina and Panguitch”
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Not entirely surprising but we left a day late which meant we had a marathon 13 hours on the road to get from San Diego to Salina, Utah in time for pilot check-in of the first of 7 rallies this summer.
Rally number 1 was the Salina Eyes to the Sky Balloon Festival. Great weather lasted all weekend and it was even cooler than typical.
Many, many years ago we attended the balloon rally in Page, AZ in its previous life as the Lake Powell Aire Affaire. The rally would put the pilots up at the Wahweap Lodge and allowed flights over the lake, they even had a barge ready for any island rescues which was lucky for us but…Continue Reading “Page, Arizona 2013 Hot Air Balloon Regatta”
Our last balloon rally of the summer was Craig, CO. It is a small town but they really enjoy having the rally and do all they can to support it. On Friday, not an official day for the rally, 5 balloons showed up to fly, 2 of them being cloud hoppers. Saturday and Sunday are…Continue Reading “Craig balloon rally”
Once again the Teton Valley balloon rally was a success even with some weather issues for some of the events. The first day of the rally was July 4th, the winds were light and variable resulting in most of the balloons landing close by the launch field. The good weather didn’t hold all day and…Continue Reading “Teton Valley Balloon Rally 2013”
The reason for this trip to Taiwan was for the balloon festival. As evident by the crowd, ballooning is a big deal in Taiwan. This festival was a month-long and the people just kept coming day after day. Flights were attempted 3 times per day. As expected the 11:00-12:30 PM fights rarely happened and the…Continue Reading “And there was ballooning of course”
Wyoming has 3 summer rallies back to back weekends starting with Riverton, then Casper and Cody. We attended the Riverton Rendezvous last year and this year added the Casper Balloon Roundup to the list. Unfortunately Riverton’s flights were all cancelled because of unstable and windy conditions for only the second time in the 31 years…Continue Reading “Wyoming balloon rallies”