Balloon book launch party pics

Balloon Fiesta

Balloon book launch party pics

Hors d’oeuvres and hot air

Last night I attended a release party for a new book about the history of our beloved balloon fiesta, The World Comes to Albuquerque. The soiree was at the Albuquerque Balloon Museum and it was a pretty swanky affair, with a jazz band and lots of cheese plates. I like to stand by those.

Jazzy
Jazzy

The nice folks at the Balloon Museum gave me a free copy of the book. It’s full of dozens of pictures, plus essays from balloonists and a tad about the history of ballooning. I’ll probably review that later, once I have time to read it.

For now, I will review the Balloon Museum itself: beautiful. Nice, futury layout, cool exhibits and great views. The space is little, for a museum, but worth checking out if you haven’t been. I’m definitely going back sometime when there isn’t a social engagement diverting me.

Mini balloons and mini wraps
Mini balloons and mini wraps
Mayor Richard Berry was in the house
Mayor Richard Berry was in the house
One of the authors
One of the authors
Time capsule
Time capsule