Sunday, October 18, 2009

Ellie & Bucky

We had my neice Lynsi and her husband Joey
over for dinner last Sunday. They have a new
little angel Ellie Jo and we had a great time
having them over. Bucky was quite interested
in her and her carrier. He was really quite
gentle with her. We love family!

Balloon Festival

Headed out for the adventure

Getting inflated

Some up - some trying!

The sheer numbers!

A few weeks ago Chris and I decided to take a
trip to Albuquerque New Mexico for the balloon
festival. We like to try to find something to do
on his days off so this time Chris was filing a flight
plan and saw something regarding the balloon
festival that would be affecting the air space
around Albuquerque. I started researching it
online and we decided to go. It was AMAZING!
We have lived this close all these years and have
never been! I can't believe it! It was seriously
one of the coolest things I have ever been too!
There were over 550 balloons and 75,000 people.
You walk right around the balloons while they are
inflating and really feel a part of the whole thing.
We had a great time. The trip home however was
a bit scary. It was windy pretty much the entire
time which isn't too much fun on a motorcycle.
We were doing pretty well until we got to
Springerville. That last 45 miles home were the
worst 45 miles I have ever spent on a motorcycle!
It was simply terrifying! The wind was 40-50 miles
per hour! I do not know how Chris was able to keep
the bike upright - but he did I was ever so glad
to be home!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

2nd Day in New York!

Central Park

Brooklyn Bridge

Ground Zero

Manhattan LDS Temple

Waiting for Mary Poppins to start
Day two was great as were the others. This day we
went on a walking tour of New York City. I had found
this company from recommendations on TripAdvisor
(my favorite travel place!) and it was great! We
saw so much of New York and learned all kinds of
interesting trivia and memorabilia about the city.
At the end of the day we had been all over the place
and had walked 10 1/2 miles in 7 hours! Incredible!
That night Ray came into the city and we all
attended Mary Poppins together on Broadway.
We got in at 1:30 am again and this time we only
had two hours of sleep before we had to be up to
make it to the plane. It was a great trip and we
saw alot - but we sure did not rest!