Pigasus

The Divine Ms. M, our oldest daughter, sent photos today of the various balloons at the world’s premier balloon event in Albuquerque.  The balloon shown below is called “Pigasus.”  Any resemblance between Pigasus and members of the House and Senate who take their salaries during the shutdown while other federal employees go without is purely coincidental.

Image Credit:  Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta at http://www.balloonfiesta.com/pilots-and-crew/special-shapes-directory; "Pigasus" owned by Loren and Luc Goethals

Image Credit: Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta at http://www.balloonfiesta.com/pilots-and-crew/special-shapes-directory; “Pigasus” owned by Loren and Luc Goethals

RGK

4 responses

  1. We had a nearly identical (if smaller) festival about 100 miles to the south, in Las Cruces, NM. One day a year, they’d launch about 300 hot air balloons up into the stratosphere. Mostly, it was pretty, but sometimes it made rush hour traffic interesting, since they can’t control the things once they get airborne.

    One landed on my apartment once. It was pretty funny, although I suspect the landlord was less happy when he saw the roof tiles on the ground. A couple of times, I saw a gigantic darth vader balloon in among all of the other ones. I think I missed the pig, though.

    Things are a little different in the Southwest.

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