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Sunday, January 22, 2012

Havasu Balloon Festival

The Havasu Balloon Festival ended today. Except for Saturday when we had strong winds the weather was perfect. The kind of weather I used to hate when we were racing sailboats on the lake.

Friday, January 20, 2012

Havasu Balloon Festival

Friday Evening

The second mass flight today was during the late afternoon and evening. Many of the balloons landed on the shore of the lake at sundown.

Havasu Balloon Festival

Reflections at the Bridge
Balloons over London Bridge

"Splash and Dash" in the Channel

Friday morning the breeze drifted several balloons over our London Bridge. Several were able to come over the bridge from the north and then do a "splash and dash" on the south side of the bridge. A couple landed on the golf course while play went on around them.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Havasu Balloon Festival

First Flight

Here Comes More

Next Up

Landing on Our Street

View from the Front Yard

View from the Back Yard

The second annual Havasu Balloon Festival started today. They took off from the island so I went down to watch. The wind drifted them across the lake so most landed in town. Two landed on our street and had to wait for the street to clear before I could turn into the drive. We had several go over the house and several landed within a block. Best view in town today was from the house.