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Date of visit:
January 19, 2008

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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 60 balloons
 Ballon rides
 New location
 2 day event


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Link to Mesilla Valley Balloon Rally official web site
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To our visitors ...

The 16th Annual (2008) 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 , 2003 , 2006 , and 2007 Balloon pages for additional images and other links.

Starting in 2007 the launch was in the new location on the outskirts of the city. This day was cold (21 degrees) ... the sunrise on time. The morning dawned without a breeze. The sky was devoid of clouds. 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 a slide show of the rally ... on-the-ground preparations and the mass ascension. A musical score is included, which you may control.

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2008 Mesilla Valley Balloon Rally
Slide Show

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