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Date of visit:
January 13, 2007

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 Location of Balloon Festival 2007 ...
 

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Visit Highlights:
 Very popular
 High attendance
 Free entry
 Starts at 7 AM
 Mass ascension
 Over 80 balloons
 Ballon rides
 New location
 2 day event

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Link to Mesilla Valley Balloon Rally official web site
Logo - Copyright MVBR, 2007
Design by Morning Star, Silver City, New Mexico

To our visitors ...

Your hostsThe 15th Annual (2007) Mesilla Valley Balloon Festival is similar in its format to previous festivals. If you would like to see what earlier events looked like, re-visit the 2000 Balloon , 2003 Balloon and 2006 Balloon pages for additional images and other links ... hosted by the 2 on the left.

The 2007 edition was in the new location on the outskirts of the city. The day was cool (39 degrees) but not overly cold ... the sunrise on time and typical for southern New Mexico, although not spectacular. The morning dawned with nary a breeze which could have affected the ascension. The sky was devoid of clouds and looked promising. Shooting images of the balloons on the ground and in flight was ideal, for the morning light was intense ... allowing the full spectrum of color of the balloons to shine bright. The results we show here, combined with the earlier web pages, are indicative of the sea of color that greets the visitor. Enjoy our images.

Mesilla Valley Balloon Rally's official site ... Rally

Slide Show

For your viewing pleasure we offer two slide shows of the rally ... on-the-ground preparations and the mass ascension. A musical score is included, which you may control.

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Ground Preparation Slide Show
Mass Ascension Slide Show

Site Gallery - Balloon Rally 2007
Mesilla Valley and City of Las Cruces
Mesilla Valley and City of Las Cruces
Chapparal Bird - Iconic Attraction
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It cannot be said that Las Cruces citizens do not have a sense of humor !
Family and visitor from Tucson
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On The Ground Preparations
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Ground Preparation Slide Show
Mass Ascension
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Mass Ascension Slide Show
"Hound and Hare" Competition
Hound and Hare Hound and Hare Hound and Hare
"Hound and Hare" images courtesy of Sandy Davenport
(Rocket Racing League ... www.rocketracingleague.com )
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