(all images in this post taken by Jessica Saienni)
|When you go for a ride in a hot air balloon, some of the passengers are asked to help-that's my son in the foreground.|
|Early morning sun=really cool shadows.|
|The Railyard in Albuquerque. the big circle at the top is where trains would turn around.|
|This shot is shortly after liftoff-somewhere near Coors Blvd and Montano in Albuquerque|
Truth be told, I have a strange combination of fear of heights in wide open spaces. The thought of getting into a hot air balloon and ascending up into the sky with the earth below opening up below me is terrifying. Being up in an airplane, I am fine as I am not exposed to the wide open space. On a ski lift chair coming down a mountain puts me in to a near panic mode. I'm OK going up on a ski lift chair though. But a hot air balloon? Forget it! I simply can't do it. Trams sometimes get me too even though I am in an enclosed space, I can see how far the earth is from my feet. Hard to explain. Not logical, I know, but there you go.
However, today my son, John and his girlfriend, Jessica, celebrated one year of being together. She planned this whole trip out and kept it a secret from him. Fortunately, the weather was perfect and the ride was epic. They could see everywhere for probably at least 70 miles in any direction. These images are the ones she took on their early morning flight. Needless to say, they had a great day celebrating the occasion.
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