Friday, October 14, 2011

30th Annual Sierra Research Dinner

A Fundraiser Cabaret - DMTC - October 13, 2011

Walt's Motives

I don't buy this theory, but it's thought-provoking.

The Albuquerque Museum

Que Viva San Felipe, Leopoldo Romero, 1995.

Special Shapes Glowdeo - Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta 2011

Impressions of the Special Shapes Glowdeo, at the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta, on Thursday evening October 6, 2011.

This was a forced march filled with hazards. Having waited too long in the fair-food line for nachos, my sisters insisted we had to quickly locate the Butterfly, the Bees, and Spider Pig, which were located at the other end of the field. The field was rain-soaked, I had the video camera in one hand, the nachos in the other hand, a soda in the third hand, and a still camera in the fourth hand. And worst of all, for stumbling hazards, there were baby strollers everywhere! But we had a great time nonetheless!

What's the Spider Pig song?:
Does whatever a SPIDER PIG does

Can he swing
From a web
No he cant
He's a pig

He is a SPIDER PIG!!

Following the Special Shapes Glowdeo at Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta on Thursday evening, October 6, 2011, there was a Fireworks show sponsored by the Albuquerque Journal.

We were quite close to the firing site, and sometimes suffered fireworks fallout. At the start of the video, engine noise is from an idling vehicle trying to leave the parking lot.

Explaining meteorology with pulleys and chains. The "Albuquerque Box" (a mountain-valley circulation), which helps retain balloons in the Rio Grande Valley, rather than letting them blow all over the Texas panhandle.




Recruiting new Marines.

Approaching sunset, with only the uper half of the Sandia Mountains visible from the Fiesta midway.

Spider Pig!

Afterwards, fireworks!

Visit To The Western Base Of The Sandia Mountains

We were going to take the Sandia Peak Tramway to the top, but the Balloon Fiesta crowds were such that we decided instead to head to Bernalillo.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Visit To Fanta Se

Palace Of The Governors

Veteran's Cemetery first, then the Georgia O'Keefe Museum (see Breaking Bad post 3).

Unexpected foliage in Sena Plaza

St. Francis Cathedral

St. Francis Cathedral

St. Francis Cathedral

St. Francis Cathedral

La Fonda Hotel

Lunch at the La Fonda (A chicken dish, with mini-lentils, asparagus, and a red sauce. Yummy!)

Halloween-themed merchant display at the La Fonda.