I HOPE ..

MAKE NO MISTAKE .. I FULLY REALIZE HOW BLESSED AND HOW LUCKY AND HOW FORTUNATE I AM TO BE ABLE TO TRAVEL AS I DO. THE ENTIRE POINT OF MY WEBSITE HERE IS TO REALIZE MY DESIRE THAT .. IN SOME SMALL WAY .. ONE OF MY POSTS OR ONE OF MY PHOTOGRAPHS WILL MAKE ONE PERSON'S DAY JUST A LITTLE BIT BETTER.

TO FEEL GOOD .. DO GOOD !

I HOPE THAT SOMEONE VISITING MY WEBSITE WILL SEE SOMETHING ON IT THAT THEY WILL NOT EVER BE ABLE TO SEE OR TO DO OTHERWISE .. AND THAT THIS EXPERIENCE WILL MAKE THEIR DAY OR THEIR LIFE JUST A LITTLE BIT BETTER !


IF YOU HAVE YOUR HEALTH AND ADEQUATE MONEY TO FOLLOW-YOUR-DREAM .. WITH DISCERNMENT .. FIND THE COURAGE AND HAVE THE GUTS TO DO WHAT GOD IS CALLING YOU TO DO!


TRULY THIS IS MY DOXOLOGY .. MY PRAISE TO GOD!

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Thursday, 2 February 2023

FEB 2, 23 (4/4) .. THE 12th ANNUAL HAVASU BALLOON FESTIVAL

This post, part 4 of 4 posts, showing photos I snapped during THE 12th ANNUAL HAVASU BALLOON FESTIVAL, here in Lake Havasu City, AZ, will wrap up this series of posts.

It sure was a fun adventure. As you perhaps have seen in parts 1 and 3, I was proud to have been an active volunteer in this years festival.



In parts 2 and 3 you have seen a number of photos showing the Hot
Air Balloons up in the sky. Let me assure you, it is quite a process to get these balloons launched and up into the sky. Below I will show photos of this process. 

To begin with, you need a large, open field. As fate would have it, just a short few blocks from our apartment is one of the fields (there are several) where a number of the balloons were launched.








The balloons are transported in trailers.






To see the process of launching the balloons, we get up close-and-personal. 

The balloons look like this as they are pulled from their trailers.


There was just too much going on for me to capture each and every step in the process. Spectators respectfully stepped back and away from the balloon crews.




We have lift off  !



Another balloon launch.





Thanks for the memories !




Thank You for following our adventures !

Cap and Patti

Wednesday, 25 January 2023

JAN 25, 23 (3/4) THE 12th ANNUAL HAVASU BALLOON FESTIVAL

Just in case you have not visited us here at blogspot.com in some time, this Post is the third in a series of Posts showing photos and information about the THE 12th ANNUAL HAVASU BALLOON FESTIVAL here in Lake Havasu City, Arizona.

If you wish to go back and see Parts 1 and 2 you may click onto the two below links.

Part 1

https://bobbacaps.blogspot.com/2023/01/jan-15-23-11th-annual-havasu-balloon.html

Part 2

https://bobbacaps.blogspot.com/2023/01/jan-19-23-part-2-12th-annual-havasu.html

Below are photos that I snapped inside of the Festival area.

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The Main Entrance.


By the way, I was a volunteer at this years Balloon Festival. One of my volunteer assignments was here at the Main Entrance.


Volunteering was a fun adventure for me. I plan to volunteer again assuming that we are back in Lake Havasu City next year.


Back to the Main Entrance.


Below is a close up photo of the sign on the right edge of the above photo.


Above, the Festival Grounds are really large.


Below, we are now inside of the Festival Grounds.







In the below photo, just right of center, in the distance, can you see two (call them) unusual Hot Air Balloons? We are going to work our way out to them.





Talk about a LARGE "outboard" motor !



Now we are going to see this years "unusual" Hot Air Balloons. The three of them were really "crowd favorites"!

As you have seen earlier in this Post, there they are in the distance as you enter the festival grounds.






On the very left edge of the above photo, do all of you see the third one of the three special balloons? There he is in the below photo.




In the above photo you are not able to see a picturesque small lighthouse at the far side of the festival grounds.




The lighthouse as seen from the Lake Havasu Ferry.




I really enjoy visiting this lighthouse replica. 

During the festival, for those who wish to enjoy a short flight, they may do so.



Up they soar (maybe 50 feet) into the sky.



Looking back at the festival grounds from the balloon ride area.


Below are photos that I snapped when I was at my volunteer post at 8:15am for the 5K walk / 10K run on Saturday morning January the 21st.


Two of us manned the turn-around-point of the event. We were set up early and ready for the event.





The weather was cool, in the high 40's, but a stiff wind chill sure made its presence felt. The black GMC Suburban in the background is my truck.









The below runner was first in the 10K run.







It was fun and a great experience. I plan to volunteer again next year assuming we are back in Lake Havasu City for next years Balloon Festival.

Cap and Patti