Balloon Fiesta

AIBF_2015_ThemeI’m so excited over the 2015 Balloon Fiesta theme! On Saturday, October 11 Balloon Fiesta tweeted out the winning theme entry “Where Dreams Take Flight” submitted by Beth Robinett, a counselor with Topeka Public Schools in Topeka Kansas.  The theme is perfect for what is evolving in my own life. I have been busy manifesting a whole new reality for myself and part of that new reality entails helping a member of my ballooning family expand her nonprofit foundation which will be represented at the 2015 Balloon Fiesta.

In the event you weren’t aware in June 2012 AIBF switched from assigning event officials the task of coming up with annual event themes to holding a contest from its Facebook page each year soliciting fans to come up with the theme. The winning theme for 2013 was “Sky’s The Limit” and for this year it was “Spirit of the Winds”.

It’s hard to imagine that the time has come for my all-time favorite annual event in the world, the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta, held at Balloon Fiesta Park in Albuquerque, New Mexico to come to a close. I went to bed last night doubtful there would be a final mass ascension today. The weather forecast called for high winds this morning. Sure enough, I was awakened by AIBF text message updates informing me of yellow flags and finally that the mass ascension was cancelled.
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While Fiesta officials encouraged the pilots to tether their balloons in a static display, it wouldn’t be something I would want them to do under such wind conditions. As far as I’m concerned they should have called the event change official tailgate time!

I’ve already begun my countdown to next year’s event, mainly because I know will be attending in support of more than one worthwhile cause and crewing for one of the top female balloon pilots in the world! I plan to make the 2015 Balloon Fiesta my best New Mexico special event experience ever!


“They who have conquered doubt and fear have conquered failure.”
by James Allen

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