I went with my neighbor and her son (later to become my family!) to the Balloon Fiesta in October of 2005. I had never been to the Balloon Fiesta, but had heard of it, and was happy to see it this year.
We weren’t at the mass ascension, as that was at 6:00am, but we did go to the balloon glow, which is where all of the balloons fire their burners to show their balloons at night.
These photos are grainy- I used to think they were so great! I took these during the balloon glow. I couldn’t get a photo of them all glowing at once- it seemed like my camera was just too slow, or out of sync with that. Anyway, here are the photos I did get: