Friday, October 20, 2017

The End of the Special Shapes

And I know you’re all saying thank goodness. But I want all these great balloons in my blog book that I have made each year. I found it interesting how many of these balloons come from other countries.

Uncle Sam – South Dakota

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Whooz’up – Salt Lake City, UT

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Sushi – Nevada

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Sea Fantasy

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Balloonaful Sunrise – Phoenix

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Bill the Vampire – Brazil

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Busby the Queens – United Kingdom

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Joelly – Maricopa, AZ

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Lindy – Missouri

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Pegleg Pete – Illinois

Annie the Ladybug

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Pondemonium

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The following definitely rank among our favorites

Creamland Cow – Airabelle – British Columbia

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Jack the Pelican – Brazil

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Smokey Bear – Albuquerque

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Loved Smokey’s Chase Crew

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Wells Fargo Cent’r Stage – Albuquerque

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And last but not least – Beagle Maximus – Albuquerque

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The End

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More Special Shapes

The special shape rodeo is the most popular event of the balloon festival which also happens to be the most photographed event in the world. I can see why. I took so many pictures that I got overwhelmed just looking at them.

Freedom Flight – Minnesota

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Humpty Dumpty

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Kermie – Quebec

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Mr. Fish – Brazil

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Pepe the Hedgehog – Czech Republic

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Simbaloo – not sure where he is from

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Alien Rocket – Ontario

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Carousel – Minnesota

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Smiley Scarecrow – Indiana

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I couldn’t find this guy’s name

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Cosmos1 – Fort Worth, Texas

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Nitrofish – Brazil

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El-Fonz

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Walkin’ On Air – Texas (notice the flip flops)

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Baby Car – Brazil

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Baby Lente – Belgium

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Keystone Willy – Oklahoma

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Thursday, October 19, 2017

Special Shapes Rodeo

Thursday morning brought us the Special Shapes Rodeo. Special shaped balloons first took flight in 1989 at the Fiesta. The ideal wind speed for these special balloons is 5 mph.

I tried to pick my favorite shaped balloons but I failed. So it’s okay if you get tired of looking at pictures. I have three posts of the special shape balloons because it was just too many pictures for one post.

Lady Jester – Albuquerque

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Gus T. Guppy – Minnesota 

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Con Air – California

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Black Sheep – Brazil

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Darth Vader – Belgium

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Darth from underneath

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I had trouble getting Yoda to cooperate. He’s also from Belgium. 

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Iwi the Kiwi from New Zeland

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Nelly Princess – Belgium

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Flying Gator – Brazil

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Lottie Dottie Chicken – Brazile

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Big Hug from Brazil

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Captain Jack – Great Britain

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Bimbo Bear – Texas

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Armadillo – Brazil

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