Sunrise ballooning



The joy of booking a balloon trip in the phoenix area is that you are almost 100% certain weather won't get in the way! And so it was with this Christmas Eve flight over the Queen Creek area. Conditions were perfect and the balloon, the newest in Arizona according to the pilot, proved to be very photogenic. Balloons overhead set all the dogs barking (apparently they don't like them) and chayotes running. Phoenix was in the grip of a really cold (for phoenix) spell so it rather fresh before sun up but as true Brits we coped. There really is something special about hot air ballooning- one of these days I might even tick the box of getting to the New Mexico festival in October.

I particularly love the cows and the huge shadows cast by the early morning sun.

Hope you are all enjoying a good start to 2015- can't believe a week has gone already.


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hi! i am Anne (hence vANNilla) - two 'N's autocorrect WILL autocorrect - grrrrrr I can most often be found cooking up a storm in the kitchen,(with my trusty thermomix) behind a camera or a kindle. If you are a traveller/photographer my bog is @vannilla If you have come as a baker my blog is i studied economics in Edinburgh in the early 70's; now retired from a day job, on paper i have plenty of time to explore the blogosphere and enjoy the shared experiences of others. like every other retiree i know we wonder how we fitted in a day job. I split my time between Guernsey,. In the Channel Islands -a 20-odd square mile island with 60thousand+ inhabitants- and Phoenix, Arizona. The mix is perfect- the former is beautiful but attacks of cabin fever are never too far away. Arizona, on the other hand IS king of the open road and has THE biggest bluest sky EVER. my blogs revolve around baking (vannillarock) and photography/travel if you like what you see please do start a conversation :)

6 thoughts on “Sunrise ballooning”

  1. Thanks Anne….I hope so too!
    I was not blogging when I made the trip to the balloon festival (it was 3 years ago). However…if I go back (of which I hope to do in the next year or two) I will certainly blog about it!
    I hope you get to go soon!

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