Friday, October 15, 2010

Yeah for Dracula Friday!

Hello folks!

It is Friday and I am super excited about tonight.
We have tickets to see Dracula at the Knight Theatre and using a Groupon for dinner at Bonterra.
Cant wait!

HAPPY FRIDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Photo: NC Dance Theatre

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Up, Up and Away

Well its good to be home but boy I sure do miss the yummy food from our recent trip to Albuquerque, New Mexico.  We try and go back every 2 years to see the Balloon Fiesta.  This year's trip was so much fun!  On Thursday morning we got up at the crack of dawn to be at the park-n-ride by 430 am because the balloon launch was to start at 6 am and you don't want to miss it.  Ok so in years past it has been really cold like in the low 40s.  This year was really nice it was in the 60s even that early in the am.

Look how pretty they are when they are lit up with the flames.  It is such a sight to see.  If you have never been to see hot air balloons you gotta go.
Up, Up and Away it goes!!

I wish I would have taken a picture of the food.  YUM-O  We had the famous 'Breakfast' Burrito which I later learned was started right there in ABQ.  So one might ask what is a Breakfast Burrito?  Well glad you did it is yummy goodness.  Ok so it is a flour tortilla which includes, bacon or sausage, potatoes, eggs and the magic ingredient Green or Red Chilies from Hatch NM.  So, SOOOOOO good.  Oh and they do have a spicy little kick to them.  I swear I think every restaurant in ABQ served chilies on everything.  Oh and did I mention Garduno's  they have yummy Sopapilla's (or the locals call them Sopas) & Casa de Benevidez has breakfast burritos which we ate at twice :)  Ok, enough about the food.  Here are a few more fiesta pictures.

 Special Shapes - Tourist Penguin
The Bumble Bee Family
There were over 90 special shape balloons from all over the world.  People as far as Brazil and Switzerland.  This is a passion for folks and I think could be an Olympic sport.  It is so interesting to watch these teams pull together to get their balloon in the air. 
A peek inside the balloon as the teams fill it up with cold air first.  Next comes the hot flames.

These were taken Friday night during the Special Shape Glowdeo

While we were there we drove to Santa Fe for a quick shopping trip.  
I just love this picture and the cool thing is that it's an Elliott original.  No edits here folks. Can you believe that the blue sky in the background is amazing.

So, hopefully you have enjoyed this post and are inspired to find a balloon event nearest you.  Up, Up and Away!!!!